Storyteller / Fashion+Character Designer / Illustrator / Specialty Design + Craft / Coffee Enthusiast Storytelling is at my core, and I strive to use every creative outlet I can to do it. From a jump-start community college photography/creative writing/fine art experience in Washington, to getting my BFA in both Fashion and Costume Design simultaneously in Los Angeles, to exploring a gypsy life of freelance creative work and building a small business after, I’m a jack of all trades. My drive is to breathe life to your and my messages and wildest fantasies through exploring and harnessing all mediums my hands can utilize to craft the vision.
Otis, College of Art and Design – May 2019
An intensive 4-year BFA education including the requirement for two portfolios, fashion and costume design illustration, working with Universal Studios, Jason Wu, and Eduardo Castro, designing / making collections, studying costume history, business, textiles, and networking while participating in design competitions. Winner of the 2018 YMA FSF scholarship competition, top six finalist of the Otis x Disney Design Challenge, finalist of the 2017 Under Armour Design Future Show, and top four finalist of the 2018 TV and Film Academy Costume Design Competition.
Japan Study Abroad through Green River Community College – 2013
A three-month study in Tokyo, Japan through Kagakuin Daigaku University) and Green River Community College focused on culture, Japanese Language, Creative Writing, and Photography. Participated in the school’s Kyudo Club sports activities and volunteered to teach weekly dance aerobics in the university’s gym.
Otis Presidential Scholarship 2015-2019
YMA FSF Scholarship 2018
Currently a freelance costume/character/fashion illustrator and designer, graphic/textile designer, and small business owner.
Personal Illustrator for Catherine Trifiletti to translate professional uniforms, garment concepts and costumes into digitally rendered illustrations and creating dynamic design boards for presentation purposes.
Part time Fashion assistant/ Teaching associate for Otis Fashion
Video tutorial production for digital illustration and editing, curating CAD garment labels and layouts, reviewing and advising student work on portfolio layout and visual design/styling.
Freelance modeling for street-wear and artists
Wardrobe assistant for the Gleaner, Harry Lennix and Eric Simonson, interning for Shawna Trpcic on set (2017)
Mentor / Instructor for School of Art and Innovation (2018)
Fitness Instructor at multiple facilities in both California and Washington (2014-2019)
Freelance custom clothing/wig/costume commissions (2012-current)