She worked for many years as a designer, including 10 years for Hatch Design Group, a premier restaurant-design firm in Orange County. During those years, she would watch the decorative painters at work, thinking that they had the best jobs. They got to dabble in fun mediums and create while she was chasing down the drapery installer who took off on vacation with the ladies’ lounge valances still in his van or forcing coffee on a hung-over worker.
When she opened her own design business she included, and enjoyed, painting for her clients. She eventually was happy to leave the designing to someone else, choosing to immerse herself in the embellishment of walls (also cabinets, furniture, and occasionally, floors). As a former designer, she receives immense gratification from seeing the whole project completed. “I love working with knowledgeable designers; their input makes my job much easier and my experience in design is an asset because I understand the ins and outs of the profession”. If the client doesn't have a designer, she can refer one or make recommendations of her own.