A Mixed Media artist with a passion for upcycled/recycled materials. I have 23 years of creative experience with the past 6.5 years focused on visual marketing in a retail environment.


STORE GRAPHIC ARTIST                                             September 2011 - Present

Whole Foods Market

  • Creates hand-drawn artwork on chalkboards, or materials to highlight and enhance store sales, programs, or events. (see chalk page)

  • Designs custom 3D signage, displays, props, or other marketing materials to support store events and objectives, and promote sales. (See 3D page)

  • Maintains Whole Foods Market’s visual display standards.

  • Establishes visual consistency, accuracy, and execution of product price and item signs and marketing materials.

  • Trains and mentors additional store graphic artists.

  • Keeps creative projects on schedule and budget.

  • Developed a Store Graphic Artist Training Manual for the Midwest Region.

  • Awarded 2015 Midwest Region’s All Star.

  • Contracted by WFM to shoot photos for The Midwest Prepared Foods Training Manual (see photography page)

  • Contracted to shoot Custom Cake Book for WFM Northbrook (see Photography page)

STUDIO ARTIST                                                                    June 1996 - Present

Gladys The Brave Studio

  • Mixed Media artist, including hand-lettering, illustration, photography, pottery, bookbinding, paper crafts, jewelry, upcycled/ recycled materials, and creative writing.

  • Nationally collected and recognized

  • Best in show 3D Women in the Arts New Orleans LA

  • Merit Award Telfair Art Show Savannah GA

  • First Place University of Texas Student Art Show


Master of Arts (education) Western Michigan University
Bachelor of Arts (education) Western Michigan University


Proficient using Mac platform and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign).
Published writer of poetry, newspaper columns and articles. (CALYX, Coastal Current, Port Isabel Press)
Experienced teacher of all ages.