Design Resume

EXPERIENCE:

PAPER CRAFTS INDUSTRY:

I’ve been stamping since about 1993. My style has evolved over the years, and can best be described as clean and artistic, detailed, and technique-oriented. I am experienced with a variety of coloring media, including wax and oil based pencils, watercolors in a variety of forms, acrylic paint, and alcohol markers. My stamped work is characterized by realistic coloring and attention to detail. I love mixed media work as well.

My projects have been published in the Rubber Stamper, Paper Crafts, Somerset's Take Ten, Vamp Stamp News, and Card Creations, in addition to catalog supplements for Impression Obsession, which are distributed to retailers and consumers worldwide several times a year.

I found my niche in doing design and concept work, and my work can be found in several manufacturers' galleries, including Impression Obsession, Our Daily Bread designs, Heartfelt Creations, and Flower Soft. I have done freelance work for ShinHan Art Materials in South Korea, using their fine art markers and watercolor paints. I have also served a 6-month term as a member of the prestigious Dirty Dozen design team at Splitcoaststampers.com, the largest stamping community on the internet, and joined their administrative team as Tutorial Coordinator and Artist in Residence in January 2014.


FINE ART:

From the stamping industry, my work has evolved to include painting and mixed media art. I have enjoyed exploring and pushing my skills with watercolor, acrylic paint, and colored pencils. I have received ribbons in several regional art shows, and hold Juried Member status in the Best of Missouri Hands art association. My present joy is in doing commissioned portrait work, specializing in dogs.


GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION:

I am a self-taught graphic designer. In 2008 in response to a dream and a need for inspirational collage stamp art, I began designing artwork to license to rubber stamp companies. My work is a combination of vintage images, photos, and my own hand-drawn artwork. In 2015 I consolidated my brand and am currently only licensing my artwork to Impression Obsession. In the past, I designed stamps for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Biblical Impressions, Our Daily Bread designs, Heart and Soul Rubber Stamp Co. and Flourishes LLC.


PRESENT CREATIVE WORK:

Splitcoaststampers

Tutorial Coordinator and Artist in Residence: Dec. 2013 to present

Mix-Ability Weekly Challenge Hostess: Feb. 2013 to present

Dirty Dozen Design Team Theme Consultant: Sept. 2011 to present

Dare to Get Dirty Fan Club challenge hostess: July 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Hope You Can Cling To challenge hostess and volunteer: Oct. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Falliday Fest tutorial coordinator, challenge hostess and volunteer: Oct. 2016, 2017, 2018

Impression Obsession

Stamp illustrator: June 2012 to present

Senior design team: Oct. 2008 to present

Spellbinders

Social media team (occasional new releases, monthly kits): June 2018 to present

Consumer Crafts

Ambassador Program: Oct. 2018 to present

A Colorful Life Designs

Design team member: Oct. 2018 to present


PAST CREATIVE WORK:

Inchie Arts design team member: Jan. 2012 to April 2017

Power Poppy guest contributor: April 2014 to June 2015

ShinHan Art Materials Artisan and Product Education Specialist: Sept. 2011 - Sept. 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Stamp illustrator: July. 2011 to Dec. 2013

Daily Window Bags affiliate: Jan. 2012 to Dec. 2013; Freelance designer

Flourishes Sentiment stamp designer: Feb. - Dec. 2013; Beautiful World team member: Aug. 2012 to Jan. 2013; Create With Me Monday hostess: April - Dec. 2013

Designed to Color Magazine Challenge Crew member: October 2012 to April 2013

Flower Soft Senior design team: Sept. 2010 to Nov. 2011

Splitcoaststampers.com Dirty Dozen Design Team: April - Sept. 2011

smARTworks Design team coordinator: July 2007-April 2010; smARTword Challenge design team: Oct. 2009-April 2010; Rubber Stamp Illustrator

Heartfelt Creations Senior design team: Aug. 2009-Feb. 2010

Our Daily Bread designs Senior design team: Feb. 2008-July 2009; Rubber Stamp Illustrator

Heart and Soul Rubber Stamp Co. Freelance designer, Rubber Stamp Illustrator

Biblical Impressions Demonstrator/affiliate: 2001-2009; Rubber stamp Illustrator

Digisig Diner Designed digital watermarks and blog banners: 2007-2013


GUEST DESIGNER:

Kindred Stamps - coming soon!

Maker's Movement: 2019

Whimsy Stamps: May-July, October 2017, Jan/Feb. 2018

Inky Antics: May 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon: April 2012

Clear Dollar Stamps: March 2012

Flourishes, LLC Limelight Designer: July 2011

Skipping Stones Design: July - August 2010, June 2011, April 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: March 2011

Hambo Stamps: March 2011

Firecracker Designs by Pamela: Oct. 2008


CROSS PROMOTION:

Bugaboo Digital Stamps

CardMaker Magazine

Cheery Lynn Designs

ClearSnap

Copic Markers

Easy Canvas Prints

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Flower Soft

Fun Stampers Journey

Gina K Designs

Heather's Hobbie Haven

High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Inchie Arts

Inky Antics

Joy Clair Clear Stamps

Ken Oliver Crafts

MarkerPOP!

Market Street Stamps

My Sweet Petunia

Penny Black

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Reverse Confetti

Shimmerz

Spectrum Noir

Spellbinders

Stencil Girl

The Crafter's Workshop/ Balzer Designs

The Stamps of Life

The Twinery

There She Goes Rubber Stamps

Unity Stamp Co.

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DISCLOSURE:

I am or have been compensated for my work as a freelance designer and/or affiliate by a number of the companies above. Affiliate programs give me a small cash commission when readers click through to purchase products. Links in blog posts are to products that I use and love, from companies whose services I trust. Should you have any questions regarding my freelance work, please feel free to contact me via email.


RUBBER STAMP PUBLICATIONS:

The Rubber Stamper, Dec. 2003

Papercrafts Magazine, March 2004

Papercrafts Card Creations 2

Papercrafts Magazine, March 2005

The Rubber Stamper March 2005

The Rubber Stamper ______ 2005

Stamper's Sampler Take Ten, Winter 2008

Scrap & Stamp Arts, March 2009

Stamper's Sampler Take Ten, Summer 2009

Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Fall/Winter 2009

Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2010, Fall/Winter 2010

Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Valentine 2011, Spring 2011, Fall/Winter 2011

Vamp Stamp News, May 2011

Paper Crafts Magazine, July/August 2011

Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2012, Fall/Winter 2012

Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2013, Fall/Winter 2013

Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2014, Fall/Winter 2014

Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2015, Fall/Winter 2015

Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2016, Fall/Winter 2016

Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2017, Fall/Winter 2017

Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2018, Fall/Winter 2018

Impression Obsession Catalog Supplement Spring 2019, Fall/Winter 2019


TRADE SHOW WORK:

Winter CHA MegaShow 2009 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Summer CHA MegaShow 2009 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Winter CHA MegaShow 2010 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Summer CHA MegaShow 2010 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Winter CHA MegaShow 2011 - booth samples for Impression Obsession and Flower Soft

Summer CHA MegaShow 2011 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Winter CHA MegaShow 2012 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Winter CHA MegaShow 2012 - booth demos for Impression Obsession and ShinHan Art Materials

Summer CHA MegaShow 2012 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Winter CHA MegaShow 2013 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Summer CHA MegaShow 2013 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Winter CHA MegaShow 2014 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Summer CHA MegaShow 2014 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Winter CHA MegaShow 2015 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Winter CHA MegaShow 2016 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Winter CHA Creativation 2017 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Summer AFCI (formerly CHA) Mixed Media Show 2017 - booth samples for Impression Obsession

Winter AFCI Creativation 2018 - booth samples for Impression Obsession


WORK FEATURED IN ADS FOR:

Biblical Impressions

Impression Obsession

My Heart Stamps for You

Our Daily Bread Designs

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Daily Window Products - product infomercial


MEMBER:

Mid Missouri Artists, Inc. - Jan. 2018 to present

Best of Missouri Hands - Juried Member (Drawing) - Feb. 2019 to present


ART AWARDS:

Mid Missouri Artists Spring 2017 Fine Art Show: "United" - Professional Artistic Merit award

Mid Missouri Artists Spring 2017 Fine Art Show: "Potter" - Professional Artistic Merit award

Ike Parker Memorial Fine Arts Show 2017: "In the Garden" - 3rd Place Professional Mixed Media

Mid Missouri Artists Spring 2018 Fine Art Show: "Pure Joy" - Professional Artistic Excellence award, People's Choice Award

Mid Missouri Artists Spring 2018 Fine Art Show: "Where You're Planted" - Professional Artistic Merit award

Missouri State Fair 2018 Open Art Division: "Country Wonder" - Honorable Mention

Ike Parker Memorial Fine Arts Show 2019: "Wildcat Pride" - 1st Place Professional Drawing, People's Choice Award; "Masked" - 1st Place Professional Mixed Media


JURIED ACCEPTANCE (SHOWS):

Oct. 2018 - Brewer Science Pure Enjoyment exhibit, Springfield, MO - "Where You're Planted"


ART PUBLICATIONS:

Color Magazine, Showcase March 2019 - "Wildcat Pride" - colored pencil on 11x14 matboard

Colored Pencil Treasures Vol. 6 (April 2019) - Wildcat Pride" - colored pencil on 11x14 matboard