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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.
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.
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!
Sundius Design, Meredith, NH
1994 - Present
Acton Academy, Laconia, NH
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
1986 - 1989
Hanley Salzman Design, Burlington, VT Production Assistant
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
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