Hi there! I’m a surface pattern designer living in Los Angeles who has a thing for bold, colorful and whimsical patterns. For 22 years I have worked as a graphic designer for agencies big and small, in a variety of media (print, experience, and environmental). I was designing away for years when I realized that so much of my design work involved a pattern as the solution in some way. Why wasn’t I just spending my days designing patterns? Once I headed down the path of answering that question, I discovered this world where I’m able to combine my love of color, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, research and of course, graphic design. And It’s a bonus if I can put a smile on people’s faces in the process!
Originally from New York, I attended School of Visual Arts for a BFA in graphic design. After working for a couple of agencies, I moved to LA to earn an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. The infamous mild winters and abundant cacti charmed me into staying here and continue to be infinite sources of inspiration.
Along with the magical California landscape, some other influences that find their way into my work are urban signage, gothic architecture, pop art, 80s’ pop culture, sci-fi films, and maps of all kinds. My typical process includes getting messy with pencil, marker, watercolors and whatever else I can find around me, then I get neat and accurate in the computer by compositing the elements digitally.
When I’m not designing, I’m resisting the magnetic pull of the couch by running the neighborhood hills, perfecting my meat pie recipe, or chilling on the beach with my hubby.