Let me introduce myself

 My rescue dog Scooter

My rescue dog Scooter

My first blog post calls for a bit more information about myself as I wander through life.

I was raised in Hawaii, made my way to Seattle, WA to attend university, lived in Los Angeles, worked for a magazine, moved back to Hawaii, then to Seattle, attended law school in Oregon and now call Portland, Oregon my home.

I practiced law for 13 years and realized I wanted to follow my joy of doing lettering. I should have seen it as an omen when a fellow law student told me my hand writing should be turned into a font. Throughout the years people have commented on my penmanship, especially when check-writing was a popular pastime to purchase stuff in stores.

I have taken classes with the lovely Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls (another fellow Hawaiian) and Bryn Chernoff of Paperfinger (both in-person and through her workshops on Skillshare which I high recommend). I have also taken some beginning graphic design and photography courses at Portland Community College.

I'm excited to see where this new chapter in my life has in store for me. Drop me a line and say hello, I'd love to hear from you.