“For me, my designs begin with a font, a pattern or a color palette that I see and that sparks an idea that I sketch out in my notebook. ”
“With design, I feel like I will always be learning. There is always something new to discover. ”
What is your design background?
I’m self-taught. I took a couple of design classes in college and was familiar with design software but there was definitely a learning curve at the beginning. I have spent a lot of time doing internet searches, utilizing tutorials and taking classes to gain more knowledge and build my skills. I feel like I will always be learning and I love that about design. There is always something new to discover.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Fashion Designer Why? I LOVED fashion and still do. I would pour through fashion magazines my mom had in the house or that I bought on my own and would soak up the pages. I was so interested in the details of the design, the designers and loved sketching out my own designs. I’m not the best at sewing and over time I transferred my love for fashion and design to stationery.
Why is making handmade goods important to you?
It’s personal and it comes from the heart. It’s also one of a kind because with each design whether it is hand crafted, sourced or printed there are variations to that piece that make it unique and authentic.