Public art installation in the Delridge neighborhood of Seattle. Often, with our daily commutes, the incredible greenery that defines the PNW falls to the background. My intention was to encourage passer-bys to notice the beautiful evergreens that surround us everyday using shocks of color worked into the environment. In this case, a large weaving in a neighbors bamboo forest.
Grant from SDOT and Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Photo credit: Daniel Calabrese
Attempting to 'draw' a straight line across a pine tree. Part of a multi-part installation in Seattle's Delridge neighborhood. A temporary piece aimed at drawing attention to the everyday greenery that makes up Seattle. Often in our daily commute, evergreens fall to the background.
Grant from SDOT and Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Photo credit: Minh Carrico
Manipulating cones of yarn and building stacks of figures and color.
Part of a woven jacquard series I made referencing archetypal imagery and my 'worship' of man from a queer perspective. c. 2004
Part of a series of stuffed bears I have been working on. My aim is to show all the 'stuffing' beneath a clean perfect exterior. Playing with messy, honest, imperfect and non-traditional forms that still resonate and remind the viewer of a childhood comfort toy.
Delicious ice cream cones using spun and felted yarns. Lick 'em up!
I make woven blocks out of found yarn and scrap wood. I love the minimal graphic quality and simple meditative process. It's a way for me to unwind...while i wind.
Using weaving, traditionally women's art (craft), to deny access to education and literacy.
Hand dyed and woven wool blanket. My inspiration was a recluse I lived near who filled his windows with paper back books. The stripe pattern made from varying yellows and golds of the pages was beautiful.
Indian restaurant interior I designed in the historic Pioneer Square district in Seattle, WA. I divided the upper area with traditional Arabic patterned screens. Salvaged table tops, brass details, custom lights and a refined minimal aesthetic with subtle Indian cues allow the customer to focus mainly on the food presentation.
Business card design, promotional poster design and menu refresh.
Art and creative direction for Haiku Bags. Defining brand voice, seasonal catalog photography, product assortment, materials, color stories, themes and overall look from Spring 2014 to 2016.
A line of technical bags designed for salt water sport fishing. Sealed seams, TPU coated fabrics, salt corrosive resistant zippers and pulls, EVA molded bases and hypalon abrasion points define this collection. Gave the brand iconic colors, webbing details, hangtag collateral, silhouettes and features to stand apart from their competition.
Designed and drove product look, function and assortment. This collection pays tribute to Seattle's Public Market and Puget Sound waters. Often floral prints in bicycle and outdoor industries are flat or cutesy. I wanted to bring in beautiful sophisticated florals with local references. I chose kale, cabbage, radishes, city maps, dahlias, peonies, honey bees and an octopus for elements that represent the area. Both patterns are hand drawn and watercolored by an insanely talented local illustrator. Fabrics are coated or waxed to repel the Pacific Northwest year round weather. Interior lining is a bright tonal map of Seattle with a glitter reflective decal (see the banana?) This was to make you smile whenever you reached in your bag. All bags attach to a bicycle, are wearable when off bicycle and have 360 degree reflectivity for visibility.
This line is functional, attractive and unique to the bicycling market. It embodies the inclusive and individualistic spirit of the Detours brand.
Identity and logo design for Carry Gear Solutions. CGS is a private-label soft good design and manufacturing company. Created print collateral, information based website and presentation templates for sales and design team.
Brand identity and message design for Wise Patient Internal Medicine. Responsible for web, print, office signage and marketing collateral.
LEGO bags and accessories I designed and developed for the U.S. market in 2010. IP include LEGO Classic, LEGO City and Ninjago. Sold at Target, Toys-R-Us, specialty retailers and online.
Commuter focused set designed for urban folk. Welded waterproof hood protects bag contents from rain and the elements. Dark brown herringbone fabric makes this office appropriate and shoulder straps make these styles work on and off the bicycle.
I installed a month long pop-up at local shop, Velouria. The focus was on light neutral values of weavings and ceramics. Artists, Meghan Shimek, The Catskill Kiwi, Object & Totem, Carey Lin and Frank Ostrander participated.
A series of under seat bicycle bags inspired by 16oz. bags of coffee beans. Welded dry bags with graphics dedicated to four states and their celebrated tour sites.
June (gay pride) and July (the 4th) window displays for The London Plane. Designed a floating rope shelf system to give more product display options and still allow visibility into the space. Mixed heels and food in a horizontal rainbow color theme for Gay Pride and worked with red, white and blue products for their American Pride window.
Frame loom weaving kit I designed and locally produced with Brandon Myers and Kayla Mattes. Sold loom kits in conjunction with multiple beginner weaving classes I organized in Seattle.
Reflective molded seat bags with wings and flames for the good, bad and hi-viz cyclists.
Ride safe. Not conservative.
A utilitarian bag line I designed and developed in 2007. The bags were made with recycled leather trim, denim and twill fabrics with matte hardware and heavy top stitching.
Branding was inspired from Seattle's blueprints and original architectural drawings of the controversial Viaduct Highway along the waterfront.
Exploring the contours of rocks with white yarn.