Designer | Maker | Artist
I live teetering on the edge of chaos and control, thriving on intensity. Driven by a restless energy, I approach my work the way a motorcycle racer carves through treacherous canyon roads, filled with excitement, trepidation, and overwhelming focus, searching for the apex of control and freedom.
My work is largely process driven. I consider each new project an opportunity to explore material and technique. I value both form and function, and attempt to elevate my design sensibility and technical skills with each new endeavor. I am enamored by the aesthetics of handcrafted goods, and feel a great connection to the heritage and history of craftsmanship. Upholding these traditions plays an overarching thematic role in my work. I believe that everything that is created and manipulated with specific attention and consideration is imbued with energy it is from there that these pieces evolve to have personality and carry a story of their own.
I’ve always been fascinated by systems of things; how things work, how people interact with products, spaces, and one another. Over the past 6 years, I’ve focused specifically on building with my hands, bringing my passion of conceptual systems into a tangible hands on space. Ever inspired by how things could be improved, and a background that is rooted in design + fine craft, I have a strong and valuable set of skills, that can be applied in a variety of areas. I am interested in opportunities that can leverage this foundation, while offering new areas of expertise to focus in material innovation, conceptual problem solving and product development.
California College of the Arts / Graduated 2016 Individualized Major / ID + Furniture + Jewelry Metals
Awards + Recognition
Outstanding Leadership Award + Community Service Award / CCA AICAD Participant / Harmonograph project All College Honors Award for 3D Work / Junior Review Wornick Furniture Award / Thesis work Editors Choice Award, Makers Faire 2016 / Harmonograph project