ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Who do you design for and what is your style?
I would consider my style exciting—I love bold color and anything that makes you feel energized when you see it. Some of my designs can be loose, vibrant washes of color and others are more simple, clean motifs—but all emit a vibrancy that will hopefully make you smile.
What inspires you?
Leaving my comfort zone, pushing past normal. Travel! Seeing the world out there. Folk cultures, vibrant colors, bold shapes, unique things, nature, places I have lived and traveled to. I always want to see more.
What do you love about being a designer?
I love experiencing all the phases of creativity. The uncertainty at the start, the experimentation, the quiet time it allows. Then the letting go, and sharing of work with others which makes me feel really connected. Being part of a design community is so rewarding!
Where can you be found/what are you doing on your days off?
Ocean Beach in San Francisco is my favorite place in the city. I love the wild open expanse of it. I can often be found walking there, or on Lands' End trail—fog or shine.
On days off, I often find myself driving aimlessly around town—destination unknown, until something new catches my eye. If I am not traveling, or planning my next trip out of town, then I am turning over every stone in my own backyard (San Francisco Bay Area) to find those hidden gems. Sometimes I'll pick a nearby town at random that I've never been to, and spend the day exploring and chatting with strangers. It's fun and inspirational! I highly recommend it.