Originally from Rochester,
New York, I am a professional artist/designer based in
Columbia, South Carolina. I completed my college education in New York and
went on to earn my Master of Fine Arts degree
at the University of South Carolina where I taught drawing, printmaking
and graphic design classes for several years. I also taught art history
at Newberry College in Newberry, SC.
A few years after completing
my MFA, I became interested in commercial art and went to work at a
small advertising agency. A year later I was hired as a graphic
designer by a large
company. Eventually I left that firm to accompany
my husband on a six month trip around the world while he was on a teaching
sabbatical from the University of South Carolina. Most of our time was
spent in the Far East.
from our exciting sabbatical I wasn't exactly eager to go back to work for
a large company, so I took the plunge and formed my own graphic design business.
It turned out to be a good decision. Six years later
by a client to
my first MacIntosh computer – a little Mac Plus which was, at
the time, state-of-the art. It was "love
at first byte." I began using the computer as my primary studio tool
and revenues doubled that year. I was hooked.
By 1996, I'd discovered
the power of the internet, learned
to write HTML, and added web site development
In 1998 I changed my company name from Adcon, Inc. to Ginnie.com,
the past decade I've specialized in Adobe Photoshop, creating complex
photomontage images for both print- and web-based commercial clients. My
clients have included NationsBank, BMW, BlueCross BlueShield of SC, PBS,
BellSouth, USC School of Medicine and others. In
recent years I've developed a keen interest in digital photography and printmaking.
I suppose in some ways I am returning to my "fine art" roots. I
am moving away from traditional commercial art and focusing more on fine
art photography and digital portraiture.