I'm an artist, graphic designer and art director based in Fort Worth, TX. I graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a focus in sculpture and new genres art and have 20+ years of experience (Gallup, Inc. for 17 years followed by Ervin & Smith Advertising & PR). In 2009 I became an independent designer collaborating with a diverse group of clients.
While I'm passionate about art and all things visual I also have an innate drive to make a difference as an active volunteer in several non-profits. Over the past 10+ years I've developed numerous art and community programs that focus on creative ways to connect people. A gypsy at heart, I embrace travel and new challenges with excitement. My mantra: creativity, collaboration, change, responsibility, and a good cup of coffee.
Social Content Development
Ann Taylor Stores Corporation, The Center for Health Transformation, Suze Orman, Scott Data Center, Scott Technology Center & Incubator, TD AMERITRADE, Healthways, Gallup, The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, The Clifton Strengths School, Building Bright Futures, Wells Fargo, The Jewish Federations of Omaha and Fort Worth & Tarrant County, HCA Hospital Corporation of America, Best Buy, Aylward Enterprises, Gallup University, The Institute for Holocaust Education, Teens Finding Hope, Inc., MyWay Clothing Collection, Amiel Tours, and the Partnership2Gether Unit of The Jewish Agency for Israel.
Awards & Honors
Committee Member, Partnership2Gether and P2G Arts & Community Task Force, 2017 - Present
Texas Jewish Arts Association Member of the Board of Directors, 2014-'17
President-elect, Schwalb Center for Israel & Jewish Studies Board, UNO, 2013
Co-Chair, U.S. Central Consortium Arts & Community Task Force, Partnership2Gether, 2008-'13
Schwalb Center for Israel & Jewish Studies Member of the Board of Directors, UNO, 2011-'13
Speaker, Scholars Series, Beth El Synagogue, Omaha, NE, 2011
Speaker, Transcultural Exchange Conference, Boston, MA, 2009
Lois Jean Schrager Memorial Young Leadership Award, Omaha, NE, 2009
Art Educator Volunteer, Friedel Jewish Academy, Omaha, NE, 2008-'10
Omaha Chair, Arts Task Force, Partnership with Israel, 2006-'08
Gallup Royal Star (Top Overall Award), 2007
Gallup/Ann Taylor Partnership Award, 2007
Jewish Federation of Omaha Volunteer of the Year, 2006
Gallup Excellence Award Winner, 2001-2006
Nine-Time Gallup All Star, 2001-2007
President of the Organization for the Advancement of the Arts at UNO, 1994
Recipient of Bertha Mengedoth Hatz Memorial Awards, 1994
Thoughts on Art & Design...Art, an innate passion, Design, a practical application of creativity with a focus on problem solving. Art, Design and Brand Development have been a part of my life for 20+ years. Creating has been a constant since I was a child and my attempt to find the true essence of a subject, using my instincts and subconscious. *Immediacy, gesture, experimentation and collaboration with materials are all important to this approach. As my paintings evolve, they take on a certain life of their own, at which point I facilitate the process and act as an arbitrator, deciding which structural elements deserve more or less prominence. *Inspired by Bill Claps, It's All Derivative