It's a long way from teaching special
education students to directing non profit organizations to owning your own graphics business.
Here's the condensed version:
I went to school to be an educator. That was before there were many
materials for special education students, so I learned to make my own.
I moved from education into the private sector and graduated from
student materials to newsletters, membership programs, and even signage
and logo design. I got these extra "assignments" because there was no
one else to do them. I was dissatisfied with the results from "experts" hired at exorbitant prices. The artwork and workmanship crossing my desk was not how I wanted to be represented. Neccessity being the mother of invention, I learned to do it myself.
I graduated to computer design in 1985. Because I enjoy learning new skills and
technology marches on, I have had to learn an ever-growing number of
programs. I can write a decent sentence, my design skills are above
average and lots of people pay me for my work.
So here I am.