Photos by Rinat Halon Photography
Diane with her two children, RJ and Julia and their dog, Buffy.
Diane has been freelancing full time for over 25 years.
She has always had a love for art in elementary school through high school. She could not wait each week for art period and in high school became very active in backstage theater as a set designer and painter. She got an early taste of freelancing as she began making money drawing pastel portraits of her parent's friends children and other art projects.
Graduating with a BA in Fine Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland, Diane realized that her calling and passion was in print graphics so she set out in her first job as the sole graphic artist for a small ad agency in downtown Chicago, George Reich Advertising. Gaining great experience through her first exposure and additional artist positions, Diane made the decision to freelance full time when she moved to Central Florida in 1985.
Diane ventured into the world of computer graphic design in 1991 by training herself in using computer graphics and taking some beginner classes at the Winter Park Vocational Tech Center to learn some graphics program basics,
Fast forward to today and many hundreds of projects later, Diane continues to be a respected and positive force in the creative, advertising world. She never has a dull day and always looks forward to any new creative challenge. She feels blessed to have the trust of the clients she has the good fortune with which to work. Here association with WOAMTEC® Networking Group since 2007 has given her many additional opportunities to help brand young entrepreneurs and small businesses. She has been a guest on Woamtec Live with Kathleen Hawkins educating members about the importance of branding themselves and their companies.
Diane's personal creative outlet has become ballroom dancing in recent years and she loves the friendships, activity and challenge of competition and performing her dances.
Diane is a widow after almost 20 happy years of marriage with two wonderful children, a son, 20 and a daughter, 25.