Working at Reader’s Digest, and especially on Taste of Home was a dream come true. The joy of cooking and design brought together. At one point or another I had worked on every title in their fold, ultimately becoming the Sr. Art Director for the flagship, Taste of Home. I designed magazines and cookbooks, worked on the first modern-era website planning and design, planned photo shoots, guided prop selection, traveled to readers home to direct photo shoots, acted as liason for celebrity editors and even dabbled in writing a time or two. My love for the cupcake started in these walls, and that made quite an impact.