How did you become a designer in the Arts and Crafts industry, any tips?
I basically cold called companies and showed them my work at shows like Surtex and CHA.  There's lots of great information on the internet too, you can find out a lot by researching the area you want to pursue and contacting companies to ask how they accept artwork submissions.  Perfect your work, and be patient.  It can take a while for them to have a job that might fit your style - even if you have amazing artwork.

What kind of camera do you use to take the pictures on your sites?
I use a Canon Rebel XSI, and usually a 1.4 50mm prime lens.

What kind of college degree do you have?
I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a major in Illustration from Brigham Young University in 2003.