At The Lake was a book for children aged 4-8, providing fun facts about Lake Michigan. The idea for the book was purely of the author, Shari Buma, who has spent years studying the life in around the lake and proclaims proudly that she is "happiest when near water."


This project challenged me to explore new ways to visually educate young children in a colorful, concise manner. It was fun to make this book come to life.

The Sweet Mercy Design™ Calendar began as a fun exercise for me to experiment with different design styles. Drawing inspiration from such everyday elements as laundry baskets, local flowers, wildlife and fresh fruit, I sought to bring a splash of color into customers’ homes – something that is especially valuable during dark winter months. Now, ten years since its debut, the calendar has become my signature product offering.


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