Learn from a professional. With decades of experience in graphic design, photography, book design, genealogy and computers, Diana loves to share what she has learned.
“This is what I do every day.”
Diana is known for her patience and being easy to understand.
“Diana is that happy combination of knowledgeable and professional, yet easy-going” Yvette Voelker (Pfister Sisters)
Diana has been teaching since high school when she received a certification in Horsemanship and began teaching younger children how to ride and take care of horses. In college she supplemented her income by teaching training classes on the newly introduced “personal computer” (before Apple and IBM) and became the go-to person for answering questions about the new technology.
“A lot of great, useful information in a short time. Nice connection with the students. Well organized presentation. Diana is an enthusiastic, caring and knowledgeable teacher with a tremendous wealth of practical experience.” Gene Meneray (Arts Council of New Orleans)
In 1997 she started Crescent Music Services to provide graphic design and CD manufacturing to New Orleans musicians. “I found myself answering a lot of questions for my clients, most of whom were indie artists. I had the unique perspective of having been a singer/songwriter before I started designing CDs and I had been through many of the steps – and emotions – of recording, writing, touring, and producing my own CD. I knew what they were going through. So I devote a great deal of time to helping them understand all the hats they have to wear. I wrote and compiled numerous articles and blog posts on my website. Eventually I published a book “CD Project Planner” that covered all the FAQs everyone had been asking about producing their CD. People appreciate that I am always available to answer their questions.”
- Master’s Degree, Anthropology/Underwater Archaeology, Photography Minor, Texas A&M University
- Bachelor’s Degree, Anthropology, Photography Minor, University of Pittsburgh
Awards & accolades
- Offbeat Magazine “Best Album Artwork” 1999 and 2002
- New Orleans Magazine’s “30 People to Watch”
- Independent Publishers Award for The Beatles on Capitol Records by Bruce Spizer
“You gave me so many great tips and information I can actually use. Even in the group setting, I was able to get my individual questions answered. I’ve been struggling with this software for over a year and now I feel like I can finally start getting something done” Lisa Quinn, student