I've been an illustrator, graphic designer and art director for the past 25 years. Looking back, I really can't remember a time when I didn't draw or paint. Much to the chagrin of almost every teacher I ever had. Yes, I put my Binney & Smith Crayola Crayons box of 64 to very good use. That's right kids, back in the 1960's, Crayola only had 64 colors available. I believe now, there are 133 colors.
Today, I work primarily with graphite and color pencils. They are mediums that suit my style. They give me total control (at least I would like to think they do) and enable me to translate onto paper the information I see.
My experience is varied. I've worked for toy companies, advertising agencies, real estate companies and for the past 15 years, pharmaceuticals. I've successfully contributed branding and concept solutions to some of todays most popular brands in the OTC market . . . Centrum, Advil, Robitussin, ChapStick, Centrum Silver, Caltrate, Dimetapp, ThermaCare, Preparation H, etc.