Me, in the studio in front of my work, wearing a sweater I designed and made myself
MY DESIGN PHILOSOPHY is pretty simple. I attended Immaculate Heart High School, where Corita Kent used to teach. Her work is everywhere on campus, and her teachings guide students even now. Her activism, belief that art was a way of living, and tireless work ethic have all acted as models for me throughout my artistic life and budding design career.
When I went to college I majored in philosophy but quickly discovered that I was drawn to a multidisciplinary way of thinking. I minored in physics, neuroscience, and art, which led me to realizing that everything is connected (trite) and the disciplines aren't talking to each other as much as they should be (important). This led me to creating my MFA thesis project which seeks to combine science and art in ways that make both beautiful and appealing.
I am of the strong belief that craft, design, art, cooking, and poetry are all interconnected and should be treated as such. Most arbitrary boundaries, boxes, and categories may serve financial or commercial functions, but I think they limit the process of making exciting experimental work. That's why I'm including my illustration, painting, knitting, crochet, and other "art"work here. It's not separable from my body of design work, and I don't want it to be.
DRAWING & PAINTING
FIBERWORK, PHOTOGRAPHY, TYPE DESIGN, AND OTHERS
POSTERS & PRINTS
THANKS for making it this far!
You can probably tell I'm not a web designer! But I did have fun going through all my work from the past 3 years and making this.