Grown in the great state of North Carolina, I was guided through the creative ways of the world by public education, watching Trading Spaces, and making paint-your-own-pottery. After completing my Bachelors in Graphic Design at NC 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 glorious years on the West Coast, I moved to Chicago (again!) to work with the Digital Experience team at the Art Institute of Chicago in order to challenge and reimagine the role of design in the museum world.

Parallel to my working life, I am a practicing textile artist, lapidary, gem faceter, and modern girl who likes to talk about her feelings. My work is centered around introspection and vulnerability, surfacing personal through science and melodrama. I have been an artist-in-residence at Elsewhere (2017) and Epicenter (2016).