Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Erin leverages a California aesthetic with over 15 years of graphic design, art and merchandising experience. Early freelance graphic design work led her to pursue a degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, where she graduated cum laude in 2001.
She has executed design, marketing and other key aspects of visual arts for regional, national and international organizations. Past positions of note include art director for Creativeworks, store manager for Blick Art Materials and store manager for Atomic Garden, a boutique retail storefront in downtown Oakland. Freelance clients have included Marsh Nederland, The Gap and the California State PTA.
Erin gained valuable industrial and practical experience as a designer and equipment operator for T&J Lewis in Newark, where she additionally developed new markets for existing print technologies. In her spare time, Erin enjoys painting and drawing, and her work has been included in several Bay Area art exhibitions. She is extending her creative talents to home decorating and gardening, as she and her husband have recently purchased their first home in downtown Martinez, California, where they live with their dog, Tini, and a collection of finches.