A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Veronica Michalowski received her B.A. and M.A. in Fine Arts, Design and Photography. Her career focused in the fields of ideation, branding, marketing, merchandising, packaging and display design, having created for such firms as Microsoft, Epson, Canon USA, Neutrogena, Crayola, Calaway Golf, Geoffrey Beane, Sunkist, and Mattel, as well as many California wineries. She worked with outstanding design teams and received both national and international recognition and many awards, including two CLIO Awards. Interspersed with this creative work, she has taught fine arts at California State University, Fullerton, as well as Riverside City College, Mount San Antonio College, and Laguna College of Art and Design. She continues to design and paint, travel, read everything and write often, especially poetry, do crossword puzzles daily, loves to cook, savor fine wine, and collect fine art and antiques.