My love of art started as early as I can remember. Art was always my favorite subject in school. In high school, I was into photography. I always had my camera and spent hours in the dark room. For the year after high school, I studied photography, drawing and textiles at Oregon School of Arts & Crafts
While I have a passion for art and design, I am also interested in business. I always admired entrepreneurs and often read Fortune and Inc magazines. I had the dream of mixing my love of art and business. For college, I headed to Vermont and studied Economics. I spent my summers studying at Rhode Island School of Design. After earning my BA in Economics, I spent 4 years at Parsons School of Design and earned a degree in Advertising and Graphic Design.
Since college, I have always worked in creative roles. I started in the home textile industry doing marketing and product development. After that, I moved into game design working on packaging and product development. Ultimately, I moved into branding and advertising.
When I'm not designing, I love to oil paint. It brings me joy and balance. After a week of pushing pixels, I love to mush paint and play with colors. My subject matter is often cityscapes or landscapes. I like to capture people in peaceful moments.
My life beyond art and design includes a wonder family – my husband Mikal, twin boys Jacob and Nicolai, 2 Golden Retriever and 2 cats. We have lots of fun times traveling, dining, laughing and going on outdoor adventures.
Parsons School of Design
Degree in Advertising & Graphic Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Summer studies programs in fine arts and color theory
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
University of California Santa Barbara – Extension
Certificate in Internet Technology & Web Design