Experience

work

  • Polyhedron design facet (Advertising) – Cambridge, UK
  • Dinosaur Publications (children’s books )– Cambridge, UK
  • Middleton Agencies:  Children’s book illustrator – London, UK
  • Graphic designer CBC Television, Edmonton
  • Graphic designer CKVU Television, Vancouver
  • Art director ITV Television, Edmonton
  • Graphic Design Instructor (cont. education) – Grant MacEwan Community College – Edmonton
  • Freelance book designer, Hurtig Publishing, Edmonton
  • Designer: children’s television graphics, CBC , Edmonton
  • Production assistant CITV: concert series, Second City, in-house advertising, press and promotion
  • Office Manager: Beta Sound, (film score production) Edmonton
  • Owner: Fine Art gallery, Scotland
  • Independent publisher: Silent K Publishing, Victoria, British Columbia 
  • Author of historical fiction novel and screenplay – 2010: ‘Second Lisa’ – a biography of one of Leonardo da Vinci’s sisters, and a study of creative autism, lost art, and the identity of the ‘Mona Lisa’ – 2011
  • Author of: ‘Woo Woo – the posthumous love story of Miss Emily Carr’ – 2012
  • Author of: ‘Twinter – the first portal’ – a fantasy mystery for preteens. – 2013
  • Editor and executive member of PEAVI (Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island)
  • Member: Historical Fiction Society – UK
  • Member: Powertalk – women in business
  • Member: Victoria Writer’s Association

education

  • Victoria Composite High School, Edmonton
  • Reigate School of Art, (graphic design and typography) – UK
  • University of Alberta – Fine Arts Degree (painting, art history, and classical studies)
  • Past member: Findhorn Community of Scotland

styles

  • Team based. Working with producers, crews, and celebrities: Television production, advertising, publishing, graphic design production, sets and props. Art direction within the local publishing community of Victoria. Editing – all styles and genres.
  • Independent work: conceptual design, promotion, advertising, layout and typography, book cover design, photography, art as therapy (working with the brain injured and autistic), painting and marketing art and graphics. Art and literary workshops. Ghost writing. Creative writing services.
  • Editing: line, analytical, narrative, proofreading, all genres *specialty fiction

awards

  • University Graphic Designers Association of America  – Award of Excellence – USA
  • Aspotagan Art Show, 2010: first place oils, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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