I am a career freelancer with more than 15 years experience.

I love working on new things, meeting new people, and getting a first hand look at the inner workings of new firms and departments.

This path has allowed me to become very valuable across a wide assortment of creative tasks — from marketing to web design to “Evil toaster? No problem.”

When not working, I’m researching ghost stories, sending letters to pen pals, designing Halloween decorations, writing about monsters and sea creatures, exploring Chicago’s diners, or digging through an embarrassingly large “to read” list.

I also enjoy farmers markets (haunted or otherwise).

One of several pieces I illustrated for Phantasmaflora, a haunted farmer’s market.