Comes to us all in different forms.
Mine happens to be the dress form. I love to design ways to cover the human body, whether it is conventional or abstract.
I am a graduate of Parsons the New School for Design with a BFA in Fashion Design.
I was raised in the suburbs north of Chicago.
I started designing and sewing my own clothes at the age of eight. Throughout high school, I sewed much of my wardrobe and created prom dresses and casual wear for many friends and fellow students. I took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and had my first internship in high school with a local designer, Anastasia Chatzka.
While studying at Parsons, I also completed internships with Lela Rose, Donna Karan Collection, and Edun.
I spent a semester in London studying at Central Saint Martins and interning at Boudicca.
As a student at Parsons the New School for Design and a young creative living in New York City, I have learned ways of thinking I never knew were possible. My beliefs about art and design have transformed into something much stronger than before. I feel a certain responsibility as a designer to pay attention to and respond to what goes on in the world, and that is what fuels my designs and where I will continue to find inspiration.