I eat, drink and breathe art. My strengths include effective design and communication skills, a thirst to learn everything current, the ability to visually conceptualize one’s ideas, problem solving, breaking communication barriers and intelligent design solutions.
As a lifelong artist and designer, my talents have garnered many awards and earned notoriety through special exhibits throughout the Shoals area. Eager to learn as much as possible about the world of design and communications, I have also been a strong proponent of continual education, earning my Associate degree at Northwest Shoals Community College and my Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from the University of North Alabama as an adult.
I have worked with several area production and design firms over the years. In the summer of 2009, after much deliberation, I made the plunge into the design services field as VLA Designs, and immediately acquired clients from the art community, local non-profit organizations and local businesses. I have also expanded my offerings to include public relations services, showing substantial successes with a number of clients, and more recently, a music promotions service which will cater to the talented musicians that VLA frequently intermingle with – offering them songwriting services, bookings, live production, on-site studio services and will also buy, sell and trade music equipment.
I feel that my non-stop work ethic, attention to detail and ability to create strong personal relationships with my clients has made me an invaluable asset to those who have utilized my services over the years.