Native Chicagoan, graphic designer, illustrator. For more than twenty years I have been involved in the arts in one form or another while managing a freelance career in graphic design. At the core of all my work is a desire to tell stories and that includes an ongoing collection of narrative illustrations and graphic novels. I consider these drawings a natural offshoot of my work as a publication designer where I am often searching for the perfect imagery to illustrate abstract concepts and editorial content. My current project, The Table Series, features a collection of new illustrations which will serve as the foundation for my next graphic novel, a work in progress. From humble beginnings in the newspaper industry to managing a freelance business I can honestly say the power of experience and a collaborative spirit have served me well.