I'm a printed textiles designer living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the shore of Lake Michigan, in the mid-western United States. Thank you for stopping by.
I have a bachelor of fine arts BFA with a focus in graphic design and printmaking, and a minor in art history from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. My past work experiences have been primarily in retail fashion apparel, and the commercial art and printing world.
My path to printed textiles was windy! Initially I was drawn into the world of apparel sewing; I loved finding amazing printed fabric for projects almost more than actually sewing garments. My passion for design inspired me to start painting and dyeing silk, and experimenting with natural dyes and different fiber art processes. As much as I loved it, I wanted to design textiles for fashion designers on a commercial scale, and bring my graphic design digital production skills into the equation.
Enter Textile Design Lab, an online training ground and community of designers. As a member there I refine and expand my skills through workshops, follow trends with access to WGSN, and create collections for the market.
My portfolio of prints is geared towards fashion apparel, active, swim, and resort. My design is inspired by nature, fine art, street and media culture, the catwalks, and my travels. Please contact me to view or purchase work from the portfolio.
When I'm not in the studio, I love to dote on my little dog Peach, and explore cities and admire architecture with my partner Jeff.