Tell us a little about yourself ~
I'm a multi-disciplinary graphic designer from San Francisco. I graduated with a degree in graphic design and visual communication, which led me to a career working on multiple mediums. I've built window sets at Anthropologie, designed and creative directed the toddler line at Old Navy, and hand lettered print work; so I'm accustomed to a wide array of projects and roles. My multi-disciplinary design sensibilities and skills allow me to effectively work with a project in multiple dimensions, mediums, and platforms.
What do you like about your medium ~
I work with different mediums; physically and digitally. Paint, brush pens, pencil, paper, wacom tablet, and most recently, I started teaching myself after effects to make motion graphics. If I'm building something, then any object is game. - such as sourcing materials like cardboard or pom pom balls. I love that my medium is always changing because it keeps my work interesting and allows me to continually be creative with how I can make something.
What is the most challenging part about your medium ~
The same reason why I love it - because my medium is always changing. Although it allows me to keep pushing myself to be creative, it's challenging to make sure I'm up to date on all the techniques and processes of the different mediums. I'm envious and inspired by artists who are such masters of their craft.
What is your process like ~
It always starts off by studying the characteristics of what I'm making. Then writing down key words that pop into my head, no matter how random it is. Those key words help me map out visual references for when I get to the sketching phase. Though most of my work ends up digitally, I always start with working on a project by hand first. I think it gives it an extra touch of personality.
Sources of Inspiration ~
Unique characteristics and quirks that people and places have and other people's passion. There's something really inspiring watching someone who's passionate about their work; it's infectious.