Inspiring a more empathetic world through vibrant & playful artwork that fosters connection
My uncommon journey to becoming a full-time artist starts with two engineering degrees. However, in the early days of my professional endeavors, I realized I wasn’t meant to mathematically model groundwater for a living and felt a pull to something more free-flowing and creative.
I took a major risk and quit my stable job and taught myself the Adobe Suite of products. During those six months, my first digital portfolio pieces were born, and I never looked back.
I’ve always been drawn to greeting cards and the power they hold to spread positivity and kindness. I started my work there—targeting manufacturing partners to share my work with and quickly became an exclusive designer for one of the most renowned companies. My first card was published in 1999. Since then, I've licensed thousands of designs and sold millions worldwide.
As one of the industry’s leading designers and illustrators, I’m still driven by what inspired me back then: the opportunity to create connection and celebration in this world through art and sentiment. Working with major brands to curate exclusive products is my way to infuse colorful JOY into your life, and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to do so.
Raleigh, North Carolina
In 2020, at a time when the world news of loss, shutdowns, and quarantine ran rampant, I knew the world needed an extra dose of kindness, compassion, support, and love. This mission to bridge connections in a hurting world turned into over 500,000 Kindness Cards gifted to people just like you, free of charge.
Years later, these thoughtful notes still have the power to change someone’s day, brighten communities, and change the world when we need it most.
Thank you for designing these cards to share your compassion for people. My dad received a Kindness Card from a neighbor after he was diagnosed with cancer. I ordered a bunch to give out at the cancer center during his appointments. What a pick-me-up it will be for patients and families there.
I’m an ICU Nurse and I love these Kindness Cards. I plan to put them at our nurse’s station to encourage my coworkers and inspire them to uplift one another and our patients.
I leave the Kindness Cards in various places to encourage people everywhere— from the mailman to the clerk at the store, and even tucked in the grocery shelves for the stranger that needs encouragement!