ABOUT

I studied graphic design in Cape Town, South Africa and worked my way around the world from Cape Town, to London, England, and then Dubai, where I headed up the design team at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. Clients included British Airways, Snapple, Proctor & Gamble, British American Tobacco and Almarai Dairies.

Finally settling in Vancouver, I worked at Ken Koo Creative on packaging design primarily for Save-on-Foods. From there I moved on to Karacters Creative Group where I worked as a senior designer on a variety of projects including packaging for Sunrype, Granville Island Brewing Company, Shoppers Drugs and Fletchers Meats.

In 1998 after the birth of my first child, I decided to go freelance. Since then I have maintained some direct clients, as well as doing contract work for agencies such as DDB, Karacters, Rethink and Grey Advertising.

In 2010, after years of hankering for a product of my own, I launched a new venture. Happy Sew Lucky Patterns & Kits is a line of sewing patterns and fabric designs. I sell my products in my Etsy store: happysewluckyshop, and have been fortunate to have been published in a number of magazines.

In April 2013, after watching the Boston Bombings coverage on the news, I initiated “To Boston with Love”. It was a collective effort for quilters to make and send “peace & love” prayer flags to the people of Boston. I got a fellow quilter to help co-ordinate on the Boston end, and we promoted the concept via the VQMG and social media. The idea went viral and within a month nearly 1,800 flags were received from countries around the globe, and were exhibited in the prestigious Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

I enjoy working on product development, packaging and identities, but have worked on a variety of areas of graphics over the years including web design, surface design, name generation and illustration. I love what I do, and have some wonderful clients that have become long-time friends.