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the designer

I am a passionate creative professional who has worked in the field of graphic design for over 37 years. My versatile approach to graphic design has gained me a multitude of experiences in corporate identity, print media, advertising and marketing. Working in the advertising, marketing and publishing fields early in my career, exposed me to the full management of creative projects from visual concept through production and final execution. Through this process I’ve also developed strong communication and management skills, while building relationships with clients, vendors, freelancers and employees.


My experience led to the creation of Sundius Design. Since its development Sundius Design has successfully provided an array of graphic design, marketing, advertising, illustration and production services to the financial, medical, hospitality and retail industry; both locally and nationally. Sundius Design, specializes in corporate identity, print collateral, publication advertisements, web design, signage and invitations.


the artist

Drawing since an early age, I am mostly self-taught. In High School I was inspired to pursue a career in art. While at Syracuse University I pursued an Editorial Design curriculum with an additional concentration in Illustration. The illustration concentration led to formal training in a variety of art mediums, and while my professional career took me in the direction of graphic design, I continued to develop my drawing and painting skills, and incorporate them into my designs when possible.


While my main art medium has been graphite and colored pencil drawings, I have continued to expand my art skills in a variety of mediums. My art has been exhibited at a variety of New Hampshire locations. This has led to numerous private commissions throughout the years. Participating in a number of Lakes Region Art Association annual shows over the years, I have been honored to receive First Place awards in the Drawing category. My colored pencil work has also been featured several times in publications produced by nationally-renowned colored pencil artist Ann Kullberg.


the instructor

What started out as a fun art class for a friend’s homeschooler, the sharing of my creative spirit through art instruction has developed into 11 years of art classes for area homeschool students ranging in age from 5 to 17. The goal has always been to bring out the creative side in my students, giving them the opportunity to explore different art techniques with a variety of different mediums and projects. I believe art is an integral part of a child’s development as it can expand the ability to interact and communicate through self-expression, as well as offer challenges that cultivate problem-solving skills and experimentation. I have continued to expand, offering classes for adults around the New Hampshire Lakes Region in the form of private lessons and group “Paint Nights”, providing basic art instruction while letting participants explore their creative side during an enjoyable event.


just about me

Growing up in the upstate New York and now a long-time resident of the New Hampshire Lakes Region, I am fortunate to have the natural beauty of the Adirondacks, and the Lakes and Mountains of New England to fuel my creative spirit. I am grateful for the support, encouragement and patience of my family and friends!

work experience

Sundius Design, Meredith, NH
Owner/Graphic Designer/Illustrator

1994 - Present

Acton Academy, Laconia, NH

Art Guide

Fall 2020 - February 2023

Newkirk, Albany, NY

Assistant Art Director

1990 - 1994

Resources Integrated Marketing Services

Saratoga Springs, NY

Graphic Designer/ Production Mgr. 

Paul Barry & Associates Advertising

VIDIMAX Inc., Albany, NY

Graphic Designer

1986 - 1989

Hanley Salzman Design, Burlington, VT Production Assistant



Syracuse University

Department of Visual Communications
BFA Editorial Design (Graphic Design) Minor: Illustration

software & platforms

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (including (but not limited to) - InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and Lightroom.
iPad Drawing Programs - Adobe Fresco, Procreate
Online Platforms - GoDaddy, WIX, Canva, Survey Monkey, Mail Chimp
Microsoft Office -
Word, Excel, Powerpoint

art mediums

Graphite, Colored Pencil, Acrylics, Watercolor, Gouche, Digital Pen & Ink

awards & publications

The Greater Meredith Program

Special Recognition Award - February 2021

Lakes Region Art Association Members Show
First Place - Drawing - 2016, 2017
Artist of the Month

August 2015, January, July 2016, March, May 2017


Albany Ad Club NORI Award - 1991 - Certificate of Merit

Colorado National, capabilities brochure.


Laconia Daily Sun - featured August 5, 2015

Ann Kullberg's Color Magazine - featured July 2018


Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil - Cats & Dogs

featured September 2015


The Galleries at 30 Main, Meredith NH


Annies Cafe & Catering, Laconia NH

Busiel Mill Gallery, Laconia NH

Cackleberries Garden & Gift Shop, Meredith NH

Meredith Public Library, Meredith

LRAA Gallery, Tilton NH

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