it is not just the artistic aspect of design that thrills me. i love the satisfaction of solving a challenging problem. when I’m not reading about art and design history, i enjoy capturing my environment and thoughts with drawings, photos and words. I live in california’s silicon valley with my husband, two silky cats and a great pound puppy. an alumna of san josé state university, I graduated summa cum laude with a b.a. in design studies and a b.s. in advertising.