Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Audrey Neal has a very great eye for design and composition. I love her digital scrapbooking products because I think she has such a unique perspective on the products people want to use.
Audrey is the co-author, with May Flaum, of Paper + Pixels: Scrapbook Layouts, a book about hybrid scrapbooking. While her digital products reflect a variety of styles, Audrey's primary purpose is creating products that help you to get your stories scrapped. "Because so much of the work I've done in the scrapbooking industry has been about pushing product, rather than authentic memory-keeping, it was important to me to get back to the reasons why I started scrapbooking in the first place." Audacious Designs feature simple patterns, bold colors, and fun elements, including hand-written word art.
Audrey has been scrapbooking for years and her involvement in the industry began just over three years ago. She worked on several manufacturer design teams including My Mind's Eye, Urban Lily, Around the Block, and others. In addition to her DT work, she released two papers lines with Dream Street Papers and two stamp sets with Inque Boutique. She has had numerous articles and layouts featured in many paper and digital publications. She definitely is a busy lady!
Audrey lives in a small college town in western Kentucky with her husband Chris and two daughters, Cassidy and Cami. Both she and her husband work for the same university, which makes for nice lunch dates on a daily basis. Audrey has a B.A. degree in English and Secondary Education, with a minor in Creative Writing; she just completed her Master's degree in Secondary Education. Prior to her current work with a federal grant program designed to prepare low-income students for college, she taught English at the middle and high school level for six years. When she's not designing or scrapbooking, she loves to read, take photos, knit, rearrange the furniture in her house, and travel.
You can visit her Blog and her Gallery to check out the uniqueness that she'll be bringing to DHD in just 3 short days!
Posted by Jen Allyson at 10:01 AM