I’m always looking for something new to try out, and am the go-to person when you have an unusual job that doesn’t fit most artists’ skillsets. I enjoy the challenge of exploring new materials and methods, as well as rediscovering dying arts and working on gaming platforms (new and old) that impose restrictions. I’m a polymath, of the most literal sense, throughout the creative field; which is a floury way to define a hardcore jack of all trades.
bitmap, vector, pixel art, 2d animation, logos & branding, graphic design, poster & T-shirt design, digital & DTG printing, themes & skins, UI/UX
ilustration, character design, world building, children's books & publishing, screen printing, acrylics, watercolors, graphite, color pencil
videogame & interactivity design, web design & copyediting, QA/testing, documentation/tutorials, customer support, linux systems administration
sculpture, plush & costumery, textile patterns, felt, cross stitch, embroidery, bookbinding, moveable type & stamp making, metalworking & welding, woodworking, theater design & production
Here’s some highlights of my work, and you can of course find much more on my blog, which has links at the top to jump to various categories.
Art was a childhood pastime that lead me to the Oakland School for the Arts’ Theater Design & Production curriculum. After relocating to Chicago, art became a hobby while I worked in IT as a Linux SysAdmin to pay the bills; in my free time I authored comics, developed video games for PC and Nintendo DS, built websites, sculpted statuettes, and made countless personal and commissioned illustration works.
In 2015 I ditched the financial security blanket that was IT to break into art full-time. I’ve also taught videogame art/animation as well as robotics as a volunteer for the Chicago Public Schools District, as a fulltime teacher at Magical Minds Studios, and via my own art livestream on Twitch with Discord for tracking assignments.
Otherwise you’ll find me listening to Swing-era music, keeping a massive garden in the warm months, watching shows like Star Trek TNG, playing video games, and enjoying calm days at home with my husband who I collaborate with on many projects. I also fly RC airplanes, do my own automotive work, and relish in tidiness.
I’m ready for just about any creative task; small one-offs, projects, multi-year undertakings, you name it! I can work with you one-on-one or as a member of your team.
I’m available anywhere you are thanks to the internet and shipping, but if you need me in-person at your worksite, I service the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, weekdays between 10am and 4pm. For locations outside of my service area I’ll work with you to arrange transportation and lodging.
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P.O. BOX 47046, Chicago, IL, 60647, USA