SEEKER. EXPLORER. ARTIST. WRITER
For as long as I can remember, I've been pulled to all things creative. Whether that's experimenting with form in essay writing, or experimenting with different media in Illustration, I love it all.
I grew up in Colorado hiking through the Rockies, developing a thirst for nature and adventure. I've always had the desire to document those experiences- to turn memory into artifact with pen, pencil, and page.
My dad, a painter and graphic designer taught me to draw when I was just a little girl, and after he died, it made me want to follow in his footsteps even more. He's the reason that I've learned to love illustration and design, and continues to inspire me every time I dip a paintbrush into watercolor.
He's also the reason I write and try to understand my relationship to the outdoors and the mountains to the west of where I live.
Illustrating and designing professionally for six years, I eventually paired that with my love for writing four years ago. I earned an MFA from the Mile High MFA at Regis University and have had numerous essays published. I've had the opportunity to work with some amazing clients like Core Power Yoga and The Colorado Mountain Club, and can't wait to continue working with individuals and brands who want to elevate their work through creativity.
When I'm not chasing mountain tops or sketching lakeside, I drink entirely too much coffee, bake excessively, and climb rocks.
ABOUT MY DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
1. I believe that a good, strict, color palette can be your best friend.
2. Illustration can make you stand out more than any other design tactic because it's unique just like you.
3. The little details matter...HUGELY
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS:
Books: Jazz by Toni Morrison, Just Kids by Patti Smith, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Absalom, Absalom! by William Falkner
Music: Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, BB King, The Smiths
Movies: The Trip, Cinema Paradiso, About Time, Midnight in Paris
Places: Colorado Rockies, East Utah Desert, London, Isle of Skye, Rome
Core Power Yoga
Wild Red Clover Ranch and Fiber Mill
The Joy of Discovery Project
The Gaslamp Tavern
The Adroit Journal
The Colorado Mountain Club
The Booktellers Podcast
Kin & More
Gala Stude Interiors