I have been interested in and creating art since early childhood, and have gone on to win many drawing contests and "most artistic" recognition in school. Later, I received a BA in Fine Art from Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ and then went on to teach myself graphic designs using computer art programs such as Illustrator, PhotoShop, and Gimp2. Computer art led to my employment as a Graphic artist for one of the largest pet book publishers in the world. TFH or Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine This was the place where I learned a great deal about the publishing industry and printing in general. Today I create traditional art by commission and work on Freelance projects such as product design, my (POD) print on demand stores, textiles and teaching group art classes.