Born and raised in the Fabulous Florida Keys, I have been a maker and take-aparter my whole life. From Legos to forts to boobie traps, I narrowly escaped the manatee infested waters of paradise. I sawed, sliced and scribbled my way to a BS degree in Product Design from Stanford University. Once let loose, I honed my skills in distant lands. I first worked for Ecke Design, an exhibit design company in Berlin. I developed my design aesthetic in the home décor industry at Umbra in Toronto, Canada where I worked with a variety of materials and processes. I then ventured into the Gift Industry at Enesco in Chicago where I focused on brand creation and management. I now work independently out of my home studio in San Francisco.
A little bit about my design sensibilities: I strive to create a product that bridges the gap between person and object. I am intrigued by the relationship between the two and enjoy exploring the subtle psychologies that form that bond. My work often employs elements of nostalgia, irony, sarcasm, surprise, and play. I like when old things become new and new things feel old. I try to emphasize the fun in functionality. Though my style is typically clean and fairly minimal, I occasionally dabble in embellishments when it suits my purposes.