I’m San Francisco based designer, illustrator, painter, teacher and coach with over 25 years of creative experience. I specialize in web design, book illustration, branding, botanical and portrait and landscape art. My work has been exhibited in the National Museum of Kenya, galleries in Washington, DC and the San Francisco Bay area. My strength lies in coaching clients and working closely with them to design and resolve issues in a close collaborative style.
My design approach incorporates my own hand-drawn illustrations, patterns, paintings and textures into designs and layouts. My esthetic focuses on type and graphics as well as expressive elements that come from my long experience as a fine artist and illustrator. I’m excited to bring this combination of design and art into your branding, creating not just graphics and logos but a universe of illustrated elements, backgrounds, packaging, and marketing ephemera.
To push my creativity further, I’ve been enrolled in UC Berkeley Extension Graphic Design Program where I collaborate on branding, editorial, web and advertising designs with a network of top industry professionals and fellow designers. I’m also teaching art courses en plain air in Berkeley, California. I truly have a passion for education and the joy of bringing out the creativity in people. Art and design permeate every part of my life and everything I do; it is who I am.
I am a multi-cultural, worldly person, I have traveled a lot throughout the world and lived and worked on four continents. I have also worked across many disciplines in art and design. I started out as a landscape architect and urban planner in Malawi in Africa, transitioned into exhibit design when I worked at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi and later at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, designing exhibits and graphics. I have also been a fine artist and teacher for over 25 years.
Now I am working as a free-lance graphic artist, fine artist and teacher and coach in person and on-line. To contact me for consultation and design work or for classes and coaching click below.