Tell us a bit about your career journey – who are some of the people who have inspired and mentored you along the way?
After majoring in painting and art history in college, I found myself in need of a summer job. I bounced back and forth from art gallery to eventually working in a small design firm, quite unexpectedly. I soon realized I needed to get out of my small hometown and ventured to Portland, Oregon to be with friends and try my hand at some new creative endeavors.
I quickly needed a job and found a spot in the textile industry, working for a trade-only showroom where I learned a ton about the industry. From there I had to yank the rug out from under myself and commit to what I knew I wanted to do – be an interior designer. It’s been 11 or so years, and with many ups and downs, I have learned many things – most importantly to keep your head down and stay humble, always. I have been inspired by many people but not all from the interiors world. Most notably, Donald Judd, Dries Van Noten, Agnes Martin, Thomas O’Brien, Martin Margiela, Charlotte Perriand and on and on.