Illustrator wasn’t one of those programs for which I ever took a class. But when job opportunities came up, I taught myself so I could show prospective employers I could work in Vector.

Then I started having fun.

Then I used it to create fun Paper Cut-Out illustrated vintage postcards for my wedding… and I cut every piece out by hand (I didn’t have a Cricut back then). I had so much fun I started my own wedding invitation business: Howell for Joy Designs

A whole new world opened to me. And I embraced it!