I design neon signs, logos and identities, books, posters, menus, and t-shirts. I loved designing 10 neon signs for Peacock Loop Diner, the 24-hr diner in the Loop in St. Louis, MO, including the 11-ft main sign which won an international sign award.
I also designed St. Louis Walk of Fame book, 140 Great St. Louisans from cover to cover. I especially loved handling the typography and designing the icons and color palette.
I created a fresh, clean, upbeat logo and identity for Spry Dog Dog Training. I think the logo makes Spry Dog stand out from any other dog training business. It broadcasts that Spry Dog is high quality and individualized; positive and friendly. I also designed a brochure, business cards, digital and paper stationery, and a digital presentation template. I worked with the client to extend the identity to the website and to clothing including shirts and hats.
I love to design posters. I have designed many posters for Blueberry Hill and the Chuck Berry Statue.
I have photographed in many different styles and genres. I shot my own elaborate photographic interpretation of the Clue board game which I exhibited at Hoffman LaChance Fine Art Gallery and the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of a Clue-themed evening at the museum.
I’ve shot my travels, and I shoot portraits and food photography.
About & Bio
I was born in St. Louis, MO and graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in photography and fine art. I then lived in Washington, DC, for ten years, working on my art photography, doing some commercial photography, and exhibiting a few times in galleries and art shows in St. Louis and Pennsylvania.
I discovered I was interested in graphic design and completed a Certificate in Advanced Graphic Design at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC. I then moved to St. Louis where I currently live and work as a designer and photographer.
Outside of design and photography, I am am interested in the type of positive reinforcement dog training called clicker training. I am a Karen Pryor Academy certified dog trainer professional. I was honored to be featured in an article as Trainer of the Month.
Articles and News
Peacock Loop Diner sign was in the AIGA St. Louis Design Show 20
Peacock Diner Neon Sign Wins the Signs of the Times Magazine International Sign Contest Readers’ Choice Award
nextSTL Proud Peacock Diner’s Neon Struts into Competition’s Championship Round
St. Louis Magazine Colorful Details: Joe and Hope Edwards Expound on the Peacock Loop Diner – and each other
West End Word Stars Shine Brightly In New St. Louis Walk Of Fame Book
STL Today For Chuck Berry’s 200th Blueberry Hill Concert, Commemorative Poster Is Revealed
Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer’s Professional Program featured me as Trainer of the Month