little bird.
 

 

 

Design
Architecture
Photography


 

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I love capturing moments of true emotion: the cry, the head-tossing laugh, the scowl. The humanity of the world, frozen in time and space, captured for future generations to see. 

a season dedicated to humanity

Over the years, I've realized that in order to make good design, you have to really understand who you are designing for. It takes a careful and thoughtful understanding of the way people will engage with it. Whether it is the weight of paper and the texture of a business card or the way light shines through the window of a family's kitchen in the summer versus the winter, each require a thorough consideration of all aspects of the design.

I believe good design starts with a humble heart and open ears. It starts with an honest conversation about the product, place, or intention. My job as a designer is to distill the ideas and to translate that for the world. I hope to do just that, through design, architecture, and photography.

 
 
photo cred: Obi Okolo

photo cred: Obi Okolo

 

Raised in a cloud of sawdust, my life was crafted out of wood, laughter, and exploration. Daughter of a maker, I was scheming up fantasy lands and building them in the trees outside my dad's house at a very young age. Inside the house, I served as construction assistant and resident design consultant at the age of 8 for the life-long project of my father's home. My love of design and making has taken me through nerding out in geometry class in high school to studying architecture school for seven years (go vols.) Today, I am a designer at many scales, from 2D graphics to the city scale in urban design. I love the art of translating an idea into reality and that takes many forms. During the day, I am a translator of "archi-speak" to people who want to learn about architectural education at the ACSA where I design graphics for our campaigns, conferences, and competitions. By night, I love working with friends designing graphics, taking photographs, and building little things. I'm an explorer and love to travel. I'm a collector of ideas, songs, and landscapes. 

Ask me about the "little bird" thing... It's a longer story.

Favorite activity: dancing

Favorite song right now: Sage by Be Steadwell