artist • designer
Growing up in Georgia, I spent much of my childhood daydreaming, reading stories about faraway lands, pouring over Egyptian divinity and making time capsules.. which turned into building websites on our family computer, creating altered books and journals, mixed media painting, collages and fantasizing about life as a fashion designer or magazine editor (that somehow attends Hogwarts, but wears all Baby Phat) and plenty of travel.
While studying graphic design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, I discovered my creative icons and these hard to define roles that come with being a visionary. My first internship with FLAUNT Magazine in Hollywood, opened my eyes to the indie magazine world and inner workings of a luxury creative publication.
I began my design career at MODE, a multi-disciplinary agency in Charlotte, North Carolina, where I was able to polish my love of clean classic editorial design, art direction and interior design. Around this time, I also began working with Social Gypsy, a boutique branding agency in Venice, California where I refined my bohemian luxe aesthetic with a string of mystic hippie projects.
Some years later, in dire need of a personal creative outlet I co-founded and self published FOUR, a passion project that created several unique opportunities giving me the confidence to continue pursing my dreams, wherever they led me.
I took my first backpacking trip around Europe in 2014, after which I moved back to Los Angeles and began working with Jacquie Aiche full-time. In 2016, my intense desire to travel presented itself again in the form of a one year trip around the world. I lived in Italy, Spain, Prague, Bali, Thailand and Colombia and had countless mini adventures along the way, while maintaining my career as a digital nomad.
Presently, I split my time between Charlotte and Los Angeles with my beau and our son heru.