Born and raised in South Minneapolis as a child I was enriched with the vast world of liberal arts. My mother a BFA Alumni from the University of Minnesota nurtured my creative side by enrolling me in hands on art courses, dance, theater, and museums. During warm sunny days we'd spend quality time in the gardens near the lakes painting watercolors of the roses.
I'm a hopeless romantic designer.
"There is no limit to what we can be hopelessly romantic about, to what we can choose to love and care for most in this world. Every one of us should go through life with that improbable, intoxicating infatuation for something — even if that something will never quite say “I love you” in return. Because even if your dedication proves difficult, or ultimately impossible to attain, the moments where you feel most alive will always be when you love with no regard for moderation. You don’t need to love romantic comedies and fairy tales and wedding magazines to be a hopeless romantic — you only need to be in love with life."
Chelsea Fagan, Thought Catalog.
My favorite saying is from a 90's kids show, the magic school bus, the teacher Ms. Frizzle would tell her students to "Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!". No great artist ever became successful by holding back or not push some kind of boundary. It's important to just go for something and try even if the outcome isn't always clear. There is success found in mistakes and lessons to learn that bring you to a successful outcome.
I love to work in a positive enriching environment that allows for independent projects and team collaboration. I value the opinions of those around me and welcome input on projects that help it successfully grow. I find communication, focus, and curiosity all important assets that I can contribute to a work place.