I’m an interdisciplinary creative who uses design and craft as a means to explore the intersections of technology, culture, and aesthetics. When it comes to medium I’m a bit of a generalist— I get excited about finding the right format for each project, whether it’s a publication, illustration, short story, or website.

I hold an AA degree in fashion design from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and a BFA in graphic design from Portland State University. 

I spent several years after graduating from FIDM working as a fashion designer in the sportswear and craft apparel industries. These jobs gave me the opportunity to dip my toes into many different aspects of visual communications, including editorial layout and art direction. Eventually, I decided to focus my career solely on visual communications and began working as a senior designer at Founded— a San Francisco based B2B agency. For the past several years I have worked exclusively as a freelancer for clients such as ADT, Disney/Pixar, and JAXJOX.

I make art under the collective moniker Midgray. We have shown work in galleries and at conferences in Rome, Los Angeles, San Francisco Santa Cruz, Portland. 

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