Hey, I’m Cyndi! Thanks for stopping by.
I’m an Illustrator and Surface Designer currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m a “Maker” and I’ve always loved creating something from nothing — whether it’s a painting, a song, a story, or a meal.
I studied Graphic Design while pursuing an Advertising degree in college. For years after graduating, I pursued freelance projects specializing in music venue posters, album artwork, book covers, and even some web design. (Fun fact: during this time I was also signed to indie label as a singer/songwriter. I recorded albums, toured the country, and licensed my music for TV/Film and commercials - Burt's Bees, Coca-Cola, MTV, HBO, Oakland A's, and CBS, to name a few).
Now I create surface designs for stationery, greeting cards, fabric, and gifts inspired by nature, outdoor adventures, and music. Through art, I aim to awaken a sense of wonder and curiosity about nature and the world around us.
Prior to focusing on visual art, I focused on MUSIC. My music has been licensed by Burt’s Bees, the Coca-Cola Company, MTV, HBO, CBS, the Oakland A’s, Tap Tap Revenge app, the Meaning of Maggie book, and more! You can also find a few of my albums on Spotify.
My family had a viral video that received over 40 million views! I filmed the video of my husband beatboxing to my then-18-mo-old son in our kitchen one evening after dinner, and literally overnight we had a licensing deal, an interview with ABC, and people all over the world sharing our little kitchen video.
In college (in Athens, Georgia), I wrote a song called “California Waiting,” then 2 years later, my husband and I headed west so he could go to the San Francisco Circus Center. We camped across the country, with only had what we could fit in our van. We didn’t have a place to live or jobs to bring in $ until a few weeks after we arrived. This sense of adventure inspires the visual art I create today.