ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Who do you design for and what is your style?
At this time I design for the craft industry; galleries, museum stores, and some boutiques. I follow my artistic interests, but also envision my client, and eventual retail buyer. I am trying to broaden the industries my work could appeal to. Eventually I would like to sell designs for paper, interiors, and bedding.
My style is contemporary, with a mix of influences. I use paper cut stencils, ink drawings, watercolor washes, and photography, as well as Photoshop.
What inspires you?
I look at nature, and texture, as well as art, and design throughout the ages. A list of only a few would have to include: Albrecht Dürer, and the Grand Canyon, Wild animals, Hokusai, Marc Chagall, Werner Fassbinder, satellite pictures of the earth, and Nina Hagen.
What do you love about being a designer?
I really love drawing, even if I'm only scribbling. I love the ideas I get from making marks, and making artwork. Designing means having focus, working with people, and following ideas through multiple versions to a conclusion. Each group of drawings I do leads me to the next, even if it's not a job. Continuing to work out my image-ideas, experimenting with color, and making things that have no name are my favorite things to do.
Where can you be found/what are you doing on your days off?
Drawing, or thinking yet again, on new work. Walking in the hills, or around the bay is a good one, x-country skiing near Tahoe even better. Doing yoga, fixing stuff, seeing movies at the PFA theater in Berkeley, talking to the cat, and gardening, seem to be my favorites.