I'm a mom
Hello there! Welcome to my world!
I wear a few hats in this world but most importantly, I'm a mom.
I've been married for 13 years and am raising four ridiculously crazy boys who bring me great joy and laughter (sometimes headaches, but mostly laughter). They make my life full... and the washing machine too.
I'm a teacher
I teach art and I have to say it's the best job in the world. Not one time have I woken up and dreaded going to work. I started teaching in 2004 at a high school in Baltimore and now teach elementary art in Virginia. I've taught every grade K-12 over my years and there's nothing better than to see the creativity that sparks within children. I live for those "Cool I did that!" moments.
I'm a designer
I've been a graphic designer for 20 years. I branched out and started my own freelance business in 2008... Rori Bean Design. Print design is my passion. I've done everything from illustration, to event graphics, to logo design. The business has evolved over the years and it's been harder to maintain being a freelancer as design programs become more user-friendly for the average non-artsy person. That's ok, technology is making it easier for people to be creative! I now have a new vision that blends all my interests and experience. Let's go!