After studies at FInger Lakes Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology, I worked as a freelance graphic designer for Rochester advertising agencies Chromedia and Roberts Communications, Inc., and also The Daily Messenger. After that I enjoyed an exciting career chapter in the animation industry as a "traditional animation artist" (using pencil and paper) - including work on television commercials for American breakfast cereals Count Chocula, Lucky Charms and Coco Puffs; and then 10 years at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Orlando, Florida working on films such as "The Legend of Mulan", "Hercules", "Lilo & Stitch" and "Brother Bear."

Today I work from our studio in Naples, NY (where our yard is filled with four-leaf clovers!) My husband and I collaborate on graphic design, illustration, custom woodworking, signage and cabinetry projects with an artful flare. Be sure to check out his beautiful work at

During production on Disney's "Brother Bear"
(photo by Brenda Thornton :)