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.

Education

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