producer-design manager-artist

I studied Psychology at liberal arts based Guilford College in North Carolina and then graphic design at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle. My career has evolved over twenty years in Seattle as a corporate Art Director, Producer + Design Manager in Retail Food, Fashion and the Outdoor Industry. As a gifted story-teller, I shaped brand personality, through producing compelling visual moments via product, lifestyle photoshoots and writing social media content and marketing communications. I helped build household brands such as REI, Macy’s and Krusteaz.

The last two years I have furthered my creative skills with training in Seattle and abroad in the areas of jewelry design and abstract painting. I have studied at the Haystack School of Arts + Crafts on Deer Isle in Maine, Esalen on Big Sur in California, the Sedona Art Center in Arizona, with the Pratt School of Art in San Miguel Allende MX and while in Seattle at Danaca Design. I learned about art history and the business of art on a week course in NYC with the Gage School of Art. My focus is in wire work earrings, statement necklaces and using healing gemstones in fashionable but simple rings. I channel my meditative insights in to large, colorful abstract paintings drawing on psychology, quantum physics, metaphysics and spirituality for subject matter that relates to my life path. I have been studying yoga and meditation for 20 years.