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 a 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 2011, 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 are 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. 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 of as one. Here is where the magic happens. I wish to continue learning and creating relationships, fixtures, environments, learning the effects design can have on the human body, and have more of a human-centric approach to light and material.