Creativity has always been an integral part of my DNA: a childhood spent crafting, then cooking, sewing, painting, and graphic design…whatever requires a critical and aesthetic eye. As a personal chef, I worked with clients to help shape very personal and singular events. Later my catering company flourished as a result of specialization in unique and unusual dining experiences. The majority of my professional career has been spent in and around the visual arts, utilizing skills honed at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). I designed historic and highly praised exhibitions for universities and museums, as well as organizations such as The Noxell Corp., The Sinai Hospital of Baltimore - exhibited at The Baltimore Museum of Art - and Fertile Ground for the Jewish Museum of Baltimore. These opportunities allowed me to greatly expand the scope of my work. Whether it is transforming a race car bed into a Landspeeder for my Star Wars crazed boy when he was 8, curating museum and gallery exhibits for renowned artists, or planning major charity fundraisers including everything from invitations and menus to napkin rings, I take great pride in my ability to foresee a finished product that is unique, long before it comes to fruition. And now books...the art of creating a backdrop for a story, finding ways to highlight an experience or narrative in a new context is exciting. These are the new aesthetic issues I am exploring as I design books reflecting a specific story or experience. The chance to tailor each piece to the needs and hopes of each client is a primary design objective for me and I take great pride in my ability to exceed expectations.