Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website.
I am a self-taught artist whose background has nothing to do with art; in fact it was quite the opposite. I have a degree in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. I worked as a computer programmer for over four years and decided to come home and raise my family after my first child was born.
I put my career on hold as I spent time with my children and watched them grow up. As each of them left home to pursue higher education, I found myself drawn into the world of art. I started working in watercolor, hand lettering, and surface pattern designing. I also dove into Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Procreate.
While many people might think that science and art school are mutually exclusive, I am living proof that is absolutely not true. I can truly say that my training as a computer programmer and all those critical and analytical skills I learned in my earlier years have helped me as I found my way in the digital and visual art worlds. They have given me the confidence to tackle the creative world of Adobe and Apple. And they have also given me the flexibility and ability to work in both the digital and visual art worlds.
I have done projects ranging from wedding invitations, custom stationery, window display art, large-scale wall murals, coffee shop signage, commissioned art work, logo designs, graphic designs for promotional flyers, display slides, and t-shirt design. I also had the opportunity to work on a TV set of “We’re The Campbells” (TV One Cable Channel) as a hand letterer doing a wall mural as part of a room makeover episode.
I specialize in florals and food illustrations. I take both private and commercial clients. I welcome commissioned works for magazine editorials, packaging, greeting cards, and promotional goods. I believe understanding my clients’ needs and styles are essential in helping me give them the best service. At the end of each project, I would like my clients to be completely satisfied, not only with the result but with the experience as well. I always try my best to make the whole process as pleasant and easy as possible. I am a firm believer that creating art is all about finding joy in the process.
Thank you again for stopping by. If you would like to discuss a commission or collaboration, please drop me an email!
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” Les Brown
Chosen as one of the five Spring 2017 Winners of “Your Favorite Place” interior design magazine – http://lydiatjiadesign.com/mbid-international-the-story-behind-your-stuff-spring-2017-winner/