I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a BFA in Digital Media. My roots were formed studying graphic design, animation, early web design and fine art. I stuck to a strict web-safe palette of 218 colors, carefully sliced and optimized graphics for dial-up, and constructed tables with hand-coded HTML. I shot on film and developed my own prints in the darkroom. I sketched live models in charcoal and conté crayons. And I designed and scripted my first interactive app with Macromedia Director. I began my professional career as a web designer, working for marketing and advertising agencies in and around Boston. Some of the clients I’ve worked for include GM, Gillette, Intercontinental Hotels, Microsoft, HP Computers, Bayer Healthcare, Novartis, Reuters, Liberty Mutual, and Cigna Healthcare. Following the loss of my son and later the birth of my daughter, I left the corporate world to start my photography business.