It started with crayons and construction paper. Cutting, coloring, and experimenting. I have always loved to figure things out. To understand what makes things tick. And of course, to make it beautiful - a pleasure to look at and a joy to use.
What started as child's play, would last me a lifetime. Who knew?
I redirected my career path when my kids were young, attending Rhode Island College towards a BFA in painting while raising my family and working nights. I exhibited my watercolors at shows throughout New England, until my first encounter with product design - at Burnes of Boston in 1994. It opened up a joyful future of infinite possibilities. Product Design is a field I didn't even know existed until then. I've never looked back.
In January of 2016, I opened a small studio in an industrial space-turned-collaborative-arts-studio (The Loading Dock) in Littleton, NH and began providing designs to Evenflo, GoodBaby Children's Products, Inc., Exer Saucer, and two burgeoning manufacturers in the home goods industry.
Shortly thereafter, Serendipity Studios was born in the Tannery Marketplace on the Ammonoosuc River, a space I currently share with fellow creative, marketing maven, and good friend, Meg Brown.
You never know why you meet someone in your life or how your lives will intertwine, but this has been, and continues to be, better than any journey I ever could have imagined.
I have been involved in design from Illustration to Job Coordination and from Art Direction to full-on Design. Experience has taught me that these are the things I excel in:
- Designing Hard Goods
- Engineering Textile Repeats and Creating Coloways
- Producing Definitive Tech Packs (that create less vendor confusion and shorten sample time)
- Making Great-Looking Digital Line Art
- Rendering and Illustration
I often work in tandem with designer Sandi King, and artist/designer/musician Mike Slap.