I am a people person, an organized multi-tasker, a quick study by nature and I thrive in dynamic startup environments. I am a persuasive leader, a creative collaborator, team builder, and a teacher and student of my colleagues. I facilitated the start up of Architecture Design Office, ado, where I was a designer, office and project manager, graphic designer, photographer, and custom fab shop worker.
I have experience directing complete brand identity and environmental design as a single entity from inception to completion. For example while at ado, I directed brand strategies, marketing materials, social media management, interior graphics, and custom fabricated interiors in a single project for the project reStore RVA. As creative director, I strategically positioned Fountainhead Properties through social media management, marketing and branding. My position grew into that of project manager in charge of design and subcontractors, as well as facility operations such as permit acquisition and leasing.
After traveling to Burning Man arts festival in 2012, I relocated to San Francisco to be apart of this vibrant art and self- expression community. Here I have found a community in which creativity is sought and appreciated, where expression and meaning is not just applied but embedded into the fabric of the whole experiential environment.
To engage this milieu, I started SPARKcol, a creative collaboration among many disciplines with my partner Andrew Sparks. We are interior/graphic/lighting/ landscape/architectural/furniture designers with sights on more. Our scales of interest range from civic planning to where your fork rests.
To add to our experience and engage in a particular interest of mine, I began practicing as a lighting designer at Illuminosa. I learned how to design with light, use multiple lighting calculation programs, perform Title24 calculations, and build relationships with all the local rep agencies and the lighting community as a whole.
I believe that lighting design & other disciplines must be integral and thought as one. Here is where the magic happens. I wish to continue learning and creating relationships, fixtures, and environments. I wish to dive into learning the effects design can have on the human body and have a more of a human centric approach to light and material.