Like many digital designers, I started out drawing. My mom likes to tell the story of how she told my high school art teacher I was born with a pencil in my hand. His response? Well, that must have hurt! --[Pause for laughter]-- I do love to draw in pencil, especially colored pencil and pastels. I like to paint - primarily in watercolor. I also enjoy creating abstract pen and ink illustrations. Many of my digital illustrations begin as sketches to brainstorm ideas of form. I use Adobe Illustrator for most of my digital illustration work. I work in a variety of styles, depending on what the project requires and if there are brand guidelines.