My name is Erik Swenson. My wife, Heather, and I have four boys and one girl. We had some bunnies but sold them. We also had some fish but they died.

By trade I am a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. Basically, my job is to communicate. We all have a story to tell and a message to share. I try to help individuals, small businesses and churches tell their story and share their message.

I sold my first drawing to a garage sale patron at the end of my neighbor’s driveway. It was a picture of a tree.

My first painting sale was a small watercolor that went home with my high school art teacher.

My first logo design was for my friend’s lawn care business. It was a hand drawn image of him on a riding mower. He was wearing a motorcycle helmet. I don’t think he paid me anything.