Graphic Designer / Digital Illustrator
If you seek adventure, whimsy, and a little bit of sass, you'll find it here; In my portfolio of work, in the pieces I design and sell, and in my personality - if I'm not too shy to show you, that is.
I'm inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, travel, and nostalgia which is reflected in the pieces I design. My designs are made to take people to a less hectic, more simple place; Bringing back memories of adventures had long ago or inspiring adventures yet to be had.
I studied art and design at UFV, BCIT, and Emily Carr over a period of 6 years. Since 2006, I have been designing and illustrating as an in-house graphic designer while occasionally taking on contract or freelance-gigs. In the last couple of years, I've been spending evenings and weekends designing for myself to break away from the corporate world I've been a part of for so long. This has allowed me to experiment, hone my skills, and refine my processes.
My Etsy Adventure
Since January of 2017, I've been selling items like patches, stickers, and buttons from my Etsy shop. You can currently find my items in small boutiques in the USA and Canada or local market.
I operate my shop from my basement suite with a little help from my boyfriend and 4-year old border collie x husky - who I'm always adventuring with in my free time.
The product I carry in my Etsy shop are designed by me and produced with the help of awesome individuals and small businesses that have ethical work practices, pay their employees a livable wage, and provide me with high quality pieces. This business model allows me to collaborate with some amazing people who specialize in production. This, in turn, allows me to focus my creative efforts on design, researching new product, and running my Etsy shop as efficiently as possible.
You can find some of my stickers in the following stores:
44 Degrees North, McCall, ID
Apple Blossom Mercantile, Houghton, MI
Commerce and Craft, Salt Lake City, UT
DNA Galleries, Oklahoma City, OK
Great Basin Cafe, Baker, NV
La Chic Boutique, Sandpoint, ID
MADE, Jackson, WY
Magical Scraps, Breckenridge, CO
MOSS, Port Angeles, WA
Rebel Reclaimed, Grand Rapids, MI
Spa Moab, Moab, UT
Seaside Station, Bainbridge Island, WA
The Gypsy Wagon, Multiple Locations
Vida pour Tea, Greensboro, NC
Handworks Coffee Studio, Burnaby, BC
Selected Exhibitions / Markets
Strathcona Winter Craft Fair, Nov 25, Vancouver
Eastside Flea, Oct 21st & 22nd, Vancouver
West Elm Popup, Oct 7th, Vancouver
Etsy Vancouver Summer Popup Market, Aug 5-6,
Hot One Inch Action, Hot Art Wet City
Eat Yo Self (Group Show) Hot Art Wet City
2017 Redbubble.com, (Happy Camper) Father's Day Gifts
Feature Blog Post
2017 Curioos.com, Colourful Kitchen
Online curated collection
2016 Curioos.com, Foodie collection
2016 Curioos.com, Top 10 Shop (Oct 17-23)