Having earned a bachelor’s degree in magazine writing and a master’s degree in magazine design gives me a unique perspective on magazine-making. I also made it a point to work under people whose work and skill set I greatly admired and whose advice I profit from still to this day. After starting out at an outdoor magazine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I moved on to New York, where I worked for Hearst, Condé Nast and Mansueto publications for several years. My current job as art director of GQ Germany took me to Munich, where I live with my husband and our daughter. My work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers, the Type Directors Club and the ADC and has appeared in several design publications.