I was known as the creative one in my family; always involved in theater and art. I wasn't, however, to keen on being known as the "Starving Artist" so I focused on commercial art in order to both pay my bills and utilize my creative abilities.
I started working in the darkroom of a silkscreen company and quickly made my way towards the light of the art department, where some of my designs were lucky enough to see the world. Later, I took a leap of faith and worked as a freelance artist for 4 years at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. At Hallmark, I made the transition from the drawing table to the desktop computer and haven't strayed far from the monitor since.
My career, while creative, didn't do much for my health so I became an aerobics instructor in 1997 as way to stay in shape. After years of sachees, grapevines, and flick kicks, a friend introduced me to cycling as a way to get a good workout without stressing my joints. My last bike had a banana seat with a basket covered in yellow daisies; obviously it had been awhile. But, with a proper fitting, I was off on my new Bianchi for an exhilarating 6-mile ride! Since then, I have worked my way up to 100 miles, purchased yet another bike, and acquired a vast assortment of riding accessories.
One of the frustrating aspects of cycling, besides the painfully slow process of me on a climb, is the lack of well-designed apparel. Spandex shorts, clipless shoes, and a helmet lacked a certain amount of visual appeal; add a logo splattered jersey and I was left feeling like a traveling billboard. Sheila Moon's jersey designs convinced me that you could not only feel good, you could look good too! That's when I decided to combine my love of design and cycling into The Un Club.
I hope you find a jersey that appeals to you and please feel free to check out some of my other designs at http://www.adesigntech.com/.