WHAT'S YOUR PERSONAL MISSION?
I live for art and design. I’m happy to have a job where I can do both so it doesn’t feel like work. My personal mission is to stay positive and do what I love to do.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING AND HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?
I am an Assistant CAD Designer at LF USA. I create prints for the design team, mainly for swimwear. A professor in college advised me to draw people in their natural environments. I took that advice and started drawing people on the train and haven’t stopped since. I decided to turn my sketches into prints and that’s how it all started for me.
WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE?
I would say my proudest moment this year is getting the opportunity to work with Bucketfeet. The company is an artist based business that gives people the opportunity to submit their designs to be featured on a shoe. My design was chosen and my shoe will be coming out Spring 2015 at www.bucketfeet.com.
Bonus: 20% OFF with code Bolt20 on Bucketfeet at checkout.
ANY PERSON YOU WANT TO GIVE A SHOUTOUT TO FOR YOUR GOWTH IN THE INDUSTRY?
I would like to shout out all of the people who have ever given me advice or taught me a skill. I couldn’t have gotten where I am without them. I appreciate the fact that there are people who follow their dreams and point me in directions that would help me accomplish mine. It’s a selfless act and I hope to be able to do that for others.
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO ADHESIVE? WHEN WAS YOUR FIRST EVENT?
One of my goals was to have tote bags and tops sold at the MoMA gift shop. I searched for MoMA buyers on LinkedIn and came across Brian Bergeron's page. I didn’t have the premium account with LinkedIn so I googled him to see if he had a personal site. Information about him cofounding Adhesive came up and I decided to attend a meeting.
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