I was always a crafty kid. My first business was at age seven selling knitted cat toys on consignment. By ten I had moved on to bigger and better things and was selling handmade jewelry in the park. That’s been the trend ever since.
After passing through phases in nearly every creative medium I could in my young life, sewing is what stuck. I pursued it and studied Fashion Design at Cornell University with a semester in Florence. It was great as a major, but my summer internships taught me that fashion in the real world wasn’t the right fit, and I transitioned over to design.
My career has taken me through some very different areas of focus. Following graduation I spent four years in New York City working at SelectNY as an art director for beauty and luxury clients such as Calvin Klein, Swarovski, and Sebastian Professional. I loved the work, but needed a change of pace and spent two years volunteering and traveling before landing back home in San Francisco. Shortly after, I landed what has turned out to be a dream job as a designer at Instructables, a project sharing DIY website. While I spend most of my days doing UI and visual design, I now have access to every tool I can imagine, and try to get crafty when I can in the workshop.