Bio

So which is it? Designer or writer? I am both. One doesn’t conflict with the other; in fact, they stem from the same place. Everything I do is about communicating an idea. I start the design process by writing lists of words, and I write to paint a visual picture. It’s all about seeing connections and inspiring understanding. The right combination of words or pictures or shapes or textures can show who needs to live in these new apartments, how someone can grow spiritually, or why this product or service is the right one for you. Since it all comes from the same place inside, I decided it should all reside on the same place online. Design, meet writing. You may now kiss the bride.

Design credentials: 25 years in the industry; 23 years as president and owner of KOS Design; a BFA cum laude from Ball State University; publication in PRINT Magazine Regional, Best of Business Card Design 4, Letterhead and Logo Design 4, Color: Building Great Designs with Color; awards from Public Relations Society of America, Ad Club, Art Directors Club of Indiana, and NAHB Pillars of the Industry (including best overall campaign), Webby Design Awards.

Writing credentials: Author of two books, Praying Upside Down and Designed to Pray; Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition, first place in Inspirational Writing; Midwest Writers Workshop 9-year attendee and planning committee member; The Loft Literary Center Memoir Conference; Wabash College Senior Seminar on the Memoir; articles published by Kyria Magazine, Kyria.com, Inside Indiana Business, Sasee Magazine, and many blogs. Regular contributor to Internet Café and Crosswalk.com.