My name is Marga. Hello, nice to meet you!
Professionally speaking I am technically a Freelance Graphic Designer (among other day-jobs). However, I consider myself a "maker" as I do more than just graphic work. I paint, draw, write, make jewelry, refinish furniture, create invitations, format documents, make business cards, take photos, sew, cook, dance, and sing in the shower! I'm sure I've missed a few things here and there. The point is I am always into something and this is where I plan on keeping track of it all.
I received my Associate's degree in Graphic Design from Westwood College online, and have been using the Adobe Creative Suite programs ever since. Technology is amazing! I have ALWAYS incorporated design at work when I worked various administrative jobs. To be able to ONLY create graphics and not have to answer phones, send faxes, and make coffee would be great. Everyone needs their coffee though. However, I no longer make coffee since I've been teaching art to kids K-8.
I currently live in the Chicago Suburbs with my wonderfully supportive husband who thinks everything I make is "great", and my uniquely intelligent muse of a son who keeps me on my toes in all things. Together, we adopted a talkative cat who is there when I don't need her and gone when I do...but such is cats. We are expecting another son in September, so many of my D.I.Y. projects will take a turn towards babies.
If you are interested in more up to date pictures/info, check out my facebook page or search my hashtags #artteacherforamom and #x72designs.
Marga Engelhardt - Selfie of the "BIG" hair.