When someone asks me what I do for a living, the short answer is always "I'm a designer." The long answer is that I'm a cross-disciplinary designer, artist, illustrator, photographer, reluctant copywriter, occasional street-painter, de facto social media strategist, and business owner. I see life as one big game of connect-the-dots — I love the challenge of connecting seemingly unrelated elements, and organizing complex ideas into one attractive and accessible whole. 

In addition to my career as a designer, I have an undeniable passion for patterns; I will apply prints to anything that will sit still, from fabric and phone cases, to entire city streets! In 2013, I began Pattern of the Week, a self-directed project allowing me to sharpen my skills, maintain a steady supply of new work, and share what I've created with the world; since then, my work has been featured on blogs including Print & Pattern and Pattern Observer, and in magazines such as Cloth, UPPERCASE, and Love Patchwork and Quilting. Best of all, I am now represented by Pink Light Studio!

I live in Greensboro, NC — with my partner, his two sons, and my cat Toby — in a white house with a mint green front door. I would have painted it orange (my favorite color), but I didn’t want it to clash with our neighbor’s red one. I'm kidding! Sort of.

Virtual Studio Tour

I love getting a look at other people's workspaces, so I wanted to provide a little peek into my own studio for those of you who share my appreciation for virtual studio tours. I should note that the desktop background image is from here, and that most of the art pieces you see displayed were created by my many talented friends. If you are curious about a source, send me a message, and I'll try to point you in the right direction!

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