Paper Heart Design

Paper Heart Design

When it comes to graphic design, logos are my absolute favorite. I rebranded Paper Heart Design back in April 2017 and was happy with where I landed on that design, but... since then I’ve been working through health problems that have shifted my perspective on the world. I feel like I’m out of that awkward artist who is trying to be a small business owner phase, and have come into my own as an entrepreneur. My kids are growing up and are becoming more independent… I’ve come into this renewed appreciation of simplicity, process, skills, hard work, and authenticity. In art, but also in life in general.

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Unrequited Letters

Unrequited Letters

Back in January, Alicia Bucci reached out to me to help create the first impression for her book of poetry; the cover art. I love this kind of job. I love that I get to be a part of this dream coming true for this talented poet's first publication! This dream, that I know she worked on for years and poured her heart and soul into... I got to wrap it up in a bow for her, so when it sits on a shelf people can see what she is all about.

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Why I'm Glad I Didn't Go to Art School

Why I'm Glad I Didn't Go to Art School

When I was a senior at Eisenhower High School, back in 2002, I had a fantastic class schedule. My first two hours were a block class of Vocational Mechanical Drafting IV, followed by two hours of Graphic Arts, then an independent study class for 2-D Art, and English was my last class of the day. It was pretty clear which end of the building my heart was with by the time I finally reached that senior year.

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The great motivator

The great motivator

For those of you who don't know me well, or at all, I have a strange diet. People are puzzled when I talk about it. I try to be vague, so I don't have to go into all the details. This week I was dismantled by potato chips. You read that right; potato chips. I had not eaten a single solitary potato chip in three years. Three years! As a former carb addict, if you would have asked me three years ago if that was even possible I would have laughed in your face, probably while shoveling handfuls of cheese and butter covered popcorn in my mouth.

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