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I graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a degree in Visual Communications. While my concentration was illustration, I have found that I prefer graphic design and have been doing that almost exclusively since the early 90s.

The examples below are primarily of web graphics--web site and blog headers--excepting "Queen Sweep," which is a sample logo design for a home cleaning service. I am happy to provide logo design for any industry, as well as business cards and stationery items. I have also designed several book covers. For more examples of my graphic design work, please go to Minxgrafix.com.

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I'm crazy about Photoshop. Besides designing logos and whatnot, I love photomanipulation. I enjoy taking two or more photos and combining them into one image. One day, I received an email from a company that specializes in printing graphic images onto fabric, inviting me to sign up and try for myself. "Why not?" I thought. It was summer, and I had been taking photographs of flowers in my neighborhood; they seemed to be ideal for this sort of thing. After a while, I decided I needed a company that offered more products on which to print my designs. Enter Redbubble.com.

These are just a few examples of my prints, which are largely food- and flower-related. All were created by me in Photoshop. If you're interested in seeing more, click here to go to my shop. There you will find everything from cell phone cases to duvet covers, scarves, leggings, laptop cases, tote bags, and more.

I'm also happy to create a print just for you. Drop me an email and we can discuss it.

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On one rainy summer day in my youth, my mother thought it would be fun to play with beads which once had been strung into an elaborate curtain that had disintegrated over time. We sat at the kitchen table and restrung the beads on lengths of dental floss, making necklaces and bracelets. Much later on, after graduating from MICA, I attended a night class that taught the intricacies of beadweaving. I found that not only did I enjoy making much more complicated designs than the basic stringing I had done in my youth, but also that I was somewhat adept at it.

Many of my designs are centered around boulder opals--opals that are still embedded in their host rock and are thus far less-fragile than the more familiar white or black opals. They have become my signature, and are usually combined with freshwater pearls and other gemstones as well as seed beads.

Some of my jewelry is available in my Etsy shop. If you don't see the item you're interested in, please drop me an email. I am happy to do custom work.

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