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ABOUT ME!, short version
In 1984 I moved back to New York, after 8 years in Seattle, to work at Mademoiselle magazine. Soon after, I left for a fulfilling three years as the art director of Metropolis magazine, winning a gold medal from the Society of Publication Designers. Along with two friends I formed the loose design co-op Hello Studio. Most of my work centered on communications-based projects: magazines, catalogs, books, music packaging, education.
Highlights included creating the identity, CD, DVD and video title designs for the Red Hot Organization for most of their 20 years of existence. The Red Hot Organization is the leading international organization dedicated to fighting AIDS through pop culture. I did design work with the band They Might Be Giants on some albums and videos, and directed their video Purple Toupee in 1988.
I have also worked with my husband, artist and cartoonist Gary Panter, designing most books he has produced over the past 20 years, notably Jimbo in Paradise and Jimbo's Inferno, published by Fantagraphics; Cola Madnes, published by Funny Garbage; and his recent 2-volume monograph Gary Panter, published by Picturebox.
When Picturebox decided to add a shop to its offices in Gowanus, Brooklyn, I designed the store interior and signage for the now dear-departed Picturebox Departmental Store.
My work for Metropolis was included in US Design, 1975-2000, at the Denver Art Museum, and is in the permanent collection of the museum. I was a visiting faculty member at Yale University Graduate Design Program from 1996-98, and I am a past member of the board of directors of the AIGA/New York Chapter. I am currently an adjunct professor of design at The Cooper Union. I was the design director at Architectural Record magazine for five years and in a strange turn, I once again recently held the Art Director role at Metropolis magazine, with Travis Ward.
Site photography by Kristine Larsen.