I am a lover of ink-on-paper (and a native Nashvillian) with 10 years of professional creative publishing experience designing trade books and children's book, activity, and educational materials, along with calendars, gifts & stationery, and licensed goods that have been sold in major retailers across the country. In this role I work closely with art and creative directors, authors, editors, and fellow designers to collaborate and conceive the best possible solutions to design projects. My first degree and brief experience in the elementary school classroom—as well as mothering two young boys!—inform my dedication to and love of creating high quality children's and educational products, and my appreciation for a well-designed trade book was fostered early on in a home full of books and my many years working in book and media retail. I care deeply about doing things right and doing them well. I'd love to design things for you.