Carla Green is a California native who grew up near Fresno and has lived up and down the state. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in journalism, then worked in marketing and public relations in San Francisco and Los Angeles, until she decided to be her own boss in 1990. Since then, she has combined her love of the written word with a passion for designing creative layouts where those words come alive. Carla is the owner of Clarity Designworks and specializes in designing books and marketing materials. She loves to share her knowledge, bring clarity to the design process, make the computer do the tedious stuff and help businesses and entrepreneurs shine. Away from the computer, she enjoys hiking, cycling, the beach, and planning adventurous getaways with Jim, her husband of 22 years, and teenage daughter Chloe.