Raised in the great state of North Carolina, I was guided through the creative ways of the world through public education, watching Trading Spaces, and making paint-your-own-pottery. After completing my Bachelors in Graphic Design at North Carolina State University, I headed west to Portland, OR where I learned there is more than one type of lemon and that snow can stay on mountains all year long.
After five years on the West Coast, I relocated to Chicago to work with the Experience Design team at the Art Institute of Chicago in order to challenge and reimagine the role of design in the museum world. Five years into my time at the museum, I now lead the design team as a creative director.
Parallel to my design career, I am a practicing conceptual artist, lapidary, rockhound, and modern girl who likes to talk about her feelings. The concepts in my work center around introspection, vulnerability, and celebrating the people I love. I have been an artist-in-residence at Elsewhere (2017) and Epicenter (2016) and the Blueprint Residency (2019).