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I call July 2022 the start of the 10th chapter of my life. I have done so many different art pursuits in my life, and I thought they would coalesce around my 40th birthday. Hah! That wasn’t even close. But now I think it IS time that they all come together. I don’t know how yet, but this writing has me going back over these chapters to see where they all tie together.

Before the internet a store concept that simplified a woman’s shopping experience.

The internet changed everything about shopping. But before it was ubiquitous, I, along with my partner Deborah Exum, came up with a store concept as a way to shop for a woman who was interested in fashion, but with family and work obligations had little time to actually shop. See what we did to RETHINK shopping.

I can guarantee that your company group photo will never be obsolete.

You know the story…you’ve just gotten everyone together to do a group company photo, then next week, the person right in the middle says they’re leaving the company! Never again with my method. Read on to see how you can have your own “never obsolete company photo.”

Museum uses photos of over 300 of their guests, created during my ONE by ONE Community Portrait events, to populate an entire branding campaign.

The Oakland Museum of California’s Director of Marketing, Mary Beth Smith, saw my ONE by ONE Community Portrait as the ingenious way to collect photos of over 300 of their members and guests, which became the core of their new branding campaign celebrating their 50th Anniversary…I did it for them in 4 hours over 1 evening!

Inventing a new way to use photography that utilized my unique ability

Through a random sequence of conversations I found myself talking to Kimberly Young about a grant that the Nelson-Atkins Museum had received to encourage new and different events at the museum. Little did I realize when I suggested my concept that it would change my career in a radical new direction.

Creating a way to present a client 35 different design ideas. Innovation or heresy?

Most design firms approach the client like they have the “perfect solution” for them. From being both a client and a supplier I know that it’s almost impossible to come up with a solution that meets all the client’s need. Working with design firm R.Bird, I developed a methodology where a design firm can go beyond the brief a client presents, and create a whole range of possible solutions the client never thought of.

my 10th chapter begins

I call July 2022 the start of the 10th chapter of my life. I have done so many different art pursuits in my life, and I thought they would coalesce around my 40th birthday. Hah! That wasn’t even close. But now I think it IS time that they all come together. I don’t know how yet, but this writing has me going back over these chapters to see where they all tie together.

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