I believe design is the intersection where art informs – and transforms – experience. Design is powerful in the most subtle of ways. The amalgamation of image and type spark connections and emotions like no other medium.
I am a design addict.
I graduated high school knowing exactly what I wanted to do in life. I knew that design was my calling. I have always felt drawn to that intersection where art finds purpose. Whether I’m designing a stylish digital user experience, or a makeshift coffee table, I understand the need for the perfect overall user experience.
I set off to study fashion and graphic design in Munich, Germany, and was blessed to be immersed in an all German-speaking school, surrounded by all things design & typography. I speak fluently, and have touched (and used) an actual Gutenberg press.
Having gotten my hands dirty with paint and letter blocks and ink and acetate in my undergrad years has given me an informed outlook on digital design.
My later school years included augmenting my German schooling with a Graphic Design-focused AA, and easily being the oldest kid in class at FIDM at the ripe old age of 27, where I focused on merchandising and brand marketing. My professional experience spans from print design, to advertising, to interior design, to branding to web and UX, with some inside experience in the fashion industry as well.
My aesthetic tends to be drawn to clean lines and mid-century modern design, be it art, furniture, architecture, fashion, I love all of it! This translates into every facet of my design work.
On a more personal note, I live in Seattle with my awesome husband, one needy cat, red fish, blue fish, and our pug Mac ‘Macaarón’ Sánchez. (If you get that reference, I’ll buy you a beer.) I was fortunate enough to finally live out my dreams of interior designing last year when we bought our first house, on South Beacon Hill. I have many ties from 10 years in California, both southern and northern, but I am settled in to this gorgeous city – and ready to design up a storm.