A recipient of educational and advertising/design awards, I've held senior designer/illustrator and senior management positions in both the private and public sectors. Throughout my career, I’ve illustrated surgical procedures for medical abstracts and journals, designed and illustrated textbooks/books for professionals/students/consumers, designed food packaging labels, created/designed branding for companies/towns/municipalities, was the creative direction for corporations and created information graphics for litigation firms/attorneys.
After 35 years of being a commercial designer/illustrator, I decided to embark on creating my personal visualizations to share with others what I see and maybe elicit an emotion that is undefined or undiscovered – or maybe, just to sit and stare. To show what can't be seen and to talk about it without uttering a single word.
I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with distinctions in Print and Drawing from California College of the Arts (formerly California College of Arts and Crafts) and an MA in Medical Illustration (Biomedical Communications) from UC San Francisco, School of Medicine. I was a board-certified medical illustrator for 20 years.
Born and raised in Hawaii, I have been living in the SF Bay Area for over 40 years – mostly in Marin County, California.
To view samples from my past, go to "Past Illustrations and Designs" in Portfolios.