I earned a BFA in Graphic Design in 2002. My passions in school were typography & printmaking, and the work I produced was mostly hand generated. After school, while working as a Graphic Designer, I became interested in web design. Through self training fueled by pure inspiration, I took on web design for my employer and began to build sites in my free time. It was an instant fit - with my very first HTML page, I had fallen in love with the "magic" of code.
Although I am clearly a web designer who isn’t turning back, I draw on my graphic design skills with every site I build. That training gives me an advantage over website builders who simply "code" because I am able to see a project from start to finish, from conceptual design to code implementation. This makes me a perfect solution for large and small companies who want a great site without hiring a whole team of people.
If that’s you - please contact me. I’d love to collaborate with you...
I am a northwest native who has been designing since age 5. It's something I do intuitively - I can't help but shape the spaces around me.
After completing my formal training in Architecture at Washington State University and the University of Oregon, I practiced in Portland for a decade at both large & small firms - on a variety of residential, commercial, and institutional projects. The diversity of this experience sharpened my skills in all scales and types of projects. Now a mother of two, I prefer to do design work on my own terms, and in my own time.
I strongly believe in close collaboration with my clients to fully develop their dreams for a project. I know firsthand that this successful collaboration in balance with a rigorous and thoughtful design process can produce work that is much more than the sum of it's parts. My passion for architecture is fulfilled when I'm able to create essential and quietly beautiful spaces that feel wonderful to be in.