As a high school design teacher I am surrounded by design every day. Unfortunately, as a full time teacher and night school instructor at our local junior college, I rarely have the time to just be creative. A few years back I decided that I would just make the time to get back to my creative roots. In pursuit of my design passions I have found a love for illustration, hand crafted design, and (of all things) a talent for making paper toys (see my other project file). I am not a commercial designer and do not have time to take on client work, so the work represented here is for my harshest critic - me.