Judy Schmid I graduated from Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art with a degree in Graphic Design and proceeded to embark on a 35 year career in design. As a graphic designer, my role was to provide a solution to a customer's specific problem using various visual mediums. I loved working on a diverse set of these corporate-based challenges, using graphic means to communicate a sometimes complicated message. All of this was great training for my leap into the world of fine art. I feel I am emerging as a new and different artist through discovery and creativity as I strive to tell a story using the encaustic medium. A story that marvels at the sights, senses, and emotions we all share but interpret in different ways.