I am a designer at heart with executive experience and considerable knowledge in building and managing design teams in apparel, textile and home decor genres, that innovate and deliver results across retail and wholesale, both domestically and internationally. The core of my creativity is built upon my hands on experience as a designer, my innate understanding of how products are made and manufactured, and my ability to identify relevant trends that resonate with a brand's core customer.
As a leader in the industry, I have managed, mentored and guided design teams through successful product launches. I have navigated designers through the product development process, from color palette, theme and inspirational process, to product design, development and creation. I am a big picture thinker, utilizing a companies resources to determine and analyze product history, all while being a creative designer at the core, developing a balance meant for success.
As a designer, I am committed to creating quality artwork based on my varying background and fashion-based trend research. My focus is on creating trend right, beautifully colored designs that emphasize an attention to detail and love of color. I strive to work with companies who appreciate these qualities, as that will result in a beautiful end product. I seek to offer a unique vision that can be brought directly to the consumer. My passion has always been and will continue to be in creating outstanding, fresh and colorful pattern collections.
I have successfully created commissioned designs for Target, Kohls, JC Penney, and Pier 1 Imports. I have also licensed my original designs with Hello Fabric, Bucketfeet, Crown Point Graphics, Bungalow Flooring, My Capital Letters, MET Colors and Certified International. My Bucketfeet designs were featured on a segment of Good Morning America, as one of their top ten selling designs.
I have had the opportunity to work hands on with HGTV's Genevieve Gorder as a Textile Design Director, and in 2015, Sarah Richardson, another HGTV star, reached out to me after viewing my online portfolio and asked to collaborate with me on and design the patterns for her new home textile collection which recently launched in 2016. See below to view of the work I did for her.
As a designer I am always seeking new opportunities to grow, expand and excel in the design world.