I have worked as a professional designer for over 20 years, acting as designer, art director, creative director, and owner. My passion for typography, layout and image retouching led me to visual communications. I hold an undergraduate degree in business with a major in marketing, and began my career as an account executive and then marketing director for a national frozen yogurt company. This experience served as an invaluable foundation for work in the visual communications field. My graduate studies have focused on creative design innovation and problem-solving techniques, design business strategy, ideation and marketing and design education, and I hold an MFA in Visual Communications.