My name is Peggy Paredes Ricks.
I knew I was going to grow up to be an artist when I was four years old. My backup careers were going to be swimmer and skier thinking I would always have something to do all year round. Hmm.
Fast forward to university where I studied as many different mediums as I could fit into my schedule. I have always loved taking photographs, so it is no surprise I veered a little bit off my path and pursued a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography.
Fast forward again to my early professional career in northern Virginia after moving from the south suburbs of Chicago. My priorities shifted a bit and I found myself back on that original path becoming a graphic designer and illustrator. I've been fine tuning my craft for the past 25 years encompassing everything such as creating hand drawn illustrations, developing brand identities, and designing web sites.
Final Cut Pro
Wacom Intuos Pro
Canon EOS 60D
iPhone 13 Pro