With a degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, I spent several years pursuing painting and sculpture while working at
various low-paying and sometimes interesting jobs. Quite by accident I found myself working at a large New York City publisher
learning book design. I loved the world of books and loved learning graphic design. I also really liked being able to make a
living with art. For several years I freelanced at publishing houses both large and small. Eventually my husband and I left
New York City for the western slopes of the Catskill mountains.
Living on an old farm with horses, dogs and chickens, I was surrounded by wide open meadows with long views. The buz of the
city was replaced by the rumble of the farm tractor and the roar of creeks. Here I found what I needed to be creative. Sometimes cold,
always beautiful this rural place gets me going. My muses like it too.
Living in a farming community has given me the opportunity to do design work for farmers and agricultural organizations.
Being passionate about farming and sustainable agriculture has made this work a labor of love. Living in a farming community
that also has a significant population of artists, writers and musicians makes for some unusual juxtapositions that I really enjoy.
Likewise, in my studio, where I am most happy when I have a range of work on my desk. Perhaps a scholarly book from a
university press to design will sit next to a flyer for a dairy, livestock and grazing conference or a book cover about a baroque french
mystic will share desk space with a rack card for a slaughterhouse. For me, good contrasts are key to dynamic art and life.
Blue Farm Graphic Design is located in East Meredith, New York
Clients include: Random House Inc., Viking Penguin, Crown Publishers, Paulist Press, Baylor University Press, St, Martins Press,
Harper Collins Inc., Westminster John Knox Press, BlueBridge Books, Routledge, St. Anthony Messenger Press,
Watershed Agricultural Council, The West Kortright Centre, Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship,
Otsego County Conservation Association, Little Delaware Youth Ensemble