English Literature ( Oxford Program Study Abroad) - United Kingdom
Sewing , Pattern Making , Draping, Construction of Garments ( Womenswear)
Technical Flats ( hands / computer) , Print Design( Technical/ hands) , Line Sheets , Spec Sheets
Adobe Creative Suite- Lightroom, In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, PDF, Bridge
Hand Knitting ( any size needle)
Color Theory, Color Composition, Mixing Colors, Visual Acuity
Mood Boards, Collages ( hand /digital) , Creative Concept
Microsoft Office ( Excel, Word, Powerpoint / Google Applications ( Drive, Gmail, etc.)
Painting ( Mixed Media, Oil, Silicate , Gouache, Acrylic & watercolor)
Drawing / Sketching / Croquis
Typography ( Letter Design/Logos/History of Letters )
Print Design ( hand /computer)
Software Knowledge , Computer knowlege
Tech savvy- HTML, misc. softwares
Typing- 80-100 WPM
Communications, PR, Writing
Work Experiences Include :
Elizabeth & James, Burberry Press ( UK) ,Selfridges, Vogue, Sonia Rykiel, Hermès, Repetto, Valentino, Production Design, Production Development, Print Design, Fashion Design, Studio, Press, Wholesale/Showroom, Account Management.
Currently Working : Production Designer when not crawling servers
Note: I would not label any of the above or give it definition.
Languages : Both dominant
I think the best way to know about me is to see the work . The work is my voice.
In regards to Art. Creation. Design , I fuse art and fashion, two passions of mine that I strive to connect using multiple technical skills and artistic devices. It serves of no purpose to copy the works of the past, rather it is their works who I admire and respect that guide the passage to the future .
Creating pieces are always manual and sometimes laborious. This is a process I go through every time before a duplicate is ever made. For which, I respect the craftsmen who read the same patterns , carve the same lines, and count the measurements as I. They are the forces that still teach me to this day. It took 67 drawings of a logo to decide on the final one, 15 years of knitting as a hobby to know the wearability of each spool, and destroying the very things I have made in the past to define the present. This process gives me a complete understanding and empathetic nature to the dynamics of chaos and creativity. I only felt ready to present myself now.
In this nature, it is not the intention to create products for the sake of simply making it. I seek to find the aesthetic, purpose, and definition of each piece whether it is mine or those of the "artgang". The definition of "artgang" which many I am honored to know both personally and professionally are in my eyes those with great artistic capabilities and insatiable work ethic. I learn from them.
Working in collaborative groups creates a dynamic in which combustion or harmonious fluidity can occur. Each project identified by a letter hints to my personal love for typography and refusal to label what should be viewed before labeling. Each team is different and their respective titles of what they do, I will challenge them to go into unchartered territories whilst keeping their authenticity and skills intact. I will only declare in candor that I am the maverick who pushes boundaries in each project. I do not believe we are limited to the definition of our creative gifts . I do not know of a painter who does not draw. I do not know of a photographer who does not know color theory. It is all interconnected and inherently denotes a common familiarity in which we speak the same language without speaking.
Understanding the aesthetic of each participant and ultimately reaching one culmulative point to me is the masterpiece in which art and fashion can communicate. When this happens and I believe that Project A Metamorphosis and B Cocoon are the beginning story lines that weave a narrative in which one must look closely to understand further. Much like the biological evolution of a butterfly, their stages trace the openings to this site. For those who have worked with me and survived; Thank you . This is the only segment of this website, where my voice communicates non-visually. The rest is open to interpretation .