Three years ago I started teaching chemistry as an adjunct while I built the illustration business. It was the perfect complement and I found each career enhancing the other. But it finally got to the point at which I didn't feel like I was improving any more at either of them. I was just trying to keep my head above water. It was time. After mourning a little bit the close to a very rewarding chapter of my life and then getting over the "holy paycheck and benefits what have I done" moment, I got really excited. I'm fortunate to have some outstanding clients to work with, but I'm going to need to grow that list a little, so it's time to do some real old-fashioned advertising! Here is a discarded prototype of a mailer I designed. Now I'm going to get to work on the design that I finally settled on.