A Georgia State University and Dale Carnegie graduate, Tee is an accomplished Colorado based artist/designer… and a bit more. Her work ranges from illustration, product design, toy/textile/jewelry design, graphic/brand design, and media/technology design/development and marketing (in the USA and overseas – Australia, throughout Europe and Korea). Her work has been published in books, magazines and websites by many notable publishers such as Scholastic, Andrews McMeel, Lonely Planet, Universal Press Syndicate, Disney, and Barbie Magazine to name a few.
Having lived 11 years in Australia, Tee was a senior designer/art director for one of Australia’s largest web/software firms, Sausage Interactive – working on projects for companies such as Telsta, Ansett Airlines, Grand Prix Racing, and as well for the Dalai Lama’s tour of Australia. She also designed over 300 toys. Most notable was the popular line of collectable plush bears “Beanie Kids”, toys for Hungry Jacks/Burger King, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and heck of a lot more!
Self professed “Geek Chic”, Tee illustrated and wrote several comics as well as illustrated one of the first interactive comic series “AnimalHood” for VivoMoco in Australia which was a finalist for the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) Best Childrens Award.
Daughter of a promotional industry distributor, Tee has also worked several years with many promotional industry suppliers and distributors.
To further the mission of PromoKitchen: I wish to educate and encourage others like me (designers, artists, writers and other creative minded folks) to communicate more, share ideas and promote a strong creative community within the industry.
Favorite promotional product: Toys and Towels!
Favorite musical artist: Massive Attack
Favorite work attire: Usually Black
Year started in the promotional industry: Since my distributor father started to drag me to shows when I was younger.
Profession before the promotional industry: Illustrator/Designer/Creative Consultant
City of birth: Baltimore
In one sentence: “Designer, Illustrator, Artist, Pirate - Who creates the stuff you need to live”
Hobbies: Art, General Geeking, Music, Photography, Writing, Travel