I’ve been telling stories & using art as a way to understand the world as far back as I can remember.
As a child, I learned my way around a darkroom and fell in love with the process of creating a photo from coming up with the concept to hanging the photo up to dry & turning on the light. Later on in life, as a professional portrait photographer, I loved working with each client to create portraits that evoke their individual emotion and personality.
In Product Design, I’ve found a satisfying outlet for the skills that I have developed. Through photography, I learned to see a project from its concept creation all the way to the final product, while doing so in a collaborative manner. As a boutique owner, I learned the importance of organizational structure and timelines, as I managed seasonal inventory. My past endeavors have also helped me to understand the importance of creating products that are accessible to everyone, which is something that I take seriously as a product designer.