I'm a fine artist, illustrator, and designer with more than fives years of experience in studio art, digital design, and arts administration. Using my skills in fine arts, graphic design, and curation, I have produced commissioned work for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation; worked as a mosaic artist at Cheryl Hazan Mosaics; and served as a curatorial assistant at the Roger Brown Study Collection in Chicago. In my current position as a Video Production Specialist at Squarespace, I design mock sites, create artwork, and design motion graphics as well as write, record, and edit videos that onboard customers to the site’s various platforms.
As a fine artist, I am motivated by the idea of empathy. By portraying first person reactions to real-world struggles such as poverty, disease, violence, and immigration, I create pieces that explore different ideas of identity, borders, and kinship to inspire wonder and social action. My themes and approach lend themselves to collaboration, and I am looking forward to working with other artists on dynamic, socially aware, creative projects.
Drawing, watercolor painting, unpredictable imagery, cats from hell tv show, walking in New York, and other things!
Applying for an exhibition.
Anything that's worth doing comes with a challenge.
Genuineness. It's true beauty.
Clipping my cat's nails. Trust me, it's a superpower.
....this is it. :)
Directions to where I need to go. I check before I head out and I'm good to go.
Today, it would be making your own felt.
Edelweiss’ CreativeMornings activity
Vulnerability makes us human and empathy allows us to recognize and respond to the needs of others.
We’re transparent in that we share openly, but in a very controlled and highly self-conscious way.
Jazzmen Knoderer Transparency
Happiness is ignoring the rules.
Happiness is making mistakes.
Beci Orpin Designer & Illustrator
Gabriella Marcella Weird World of Riso
Get out there and start creating, and try stuff, and find people who want to get into the space and fail and move on and imagine.
The whole point of being a storyteller or a creator is to effect change or to create an emotion or build feeling in people, and there’s no better way to do that than through virtual reality.
Ben Forman Ben Forman
We need politicians to be activists.
We need new memes, new visual and written critique, we need to excite with possibilities, and maybe we need to scare people a little as well.
We have to believe that another world is possible, other than the one we’re born into.
David Gravina David Gravina
It’s easy to stay in tunnel vision and to then keep resources to ourselves and not share everything that we’ve experienced and I really want to push myself, and my community, and the people I work with to lean on each other.
Ashleigh Parsons Co-Founder, Alma
Use what you learn to adjust the reality that you live in, day to day.
We’re meant to internalize the effects of these systems of power on other people and we’re meant to feel and then, on the back of that feeling, we can change and make change.
Learning about systems of oppression isn’t meant to feel good, it’s just meant to feel.
It was books that taught me that the things that torment me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive.