About Me

I was born in New Jersey USA and came to Switzerland at the age of eight. Growing up in a mountain region I learnt Swiss German along with German while cultivating my English. 

My wanderlust I inherited from my parents, and whenever possible I have travelled the world. I explored the Inca temples in Central America, the savannahs in Africa and the rice paddies in Asia. When time is limited I also enjoy traveling in Europe and Switzerland. My husband and I own a motorboat in Holland. Since we both work mainly remote, we can also pursue our jobs on board. 

Over the past twenty years I’ve had a wide range of jobs. I am a real all-rounder. My career has taken me from the motorcycle business to the mountain cablecars and travel agencies to the machine industry and a software company. I also work freelance in Marketing for different companies.

I trained to be a desktop publisher using the Adobe Creative Suite programs to create layouts, graphics and more. In the past 10 years I have become very efficient with Indesign and Illustrator. Last fall I finally splurged out and got an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil and absolutely love it! It brought me back to drawing and illustrating.

The process counts

Being creative is an important part of my life. The main focus is not always “creating something pretty” but the process of creating.

My process

How my art comes to life

Inspired by nature

I love being outdoors and usually have my eyes peeled for interesting textures, forms and colors.

Sketching process

I usually do a few more sketches in my sketchbook before redrawing the elements on the ipad.

Creating the digital artwork

I upload the sketches and drawings onto my laptop. The patterns I create in Illustrator and images I clean up in Photoshop.

Finished pattern

My patterns can be used on various products such as fabric, wallpaper, stationery, packaging and so much more!

This is a short film I made for Spoonflower. In it I show my workspace and the steps I take to create a pattern.