I have had a wide breadth of professional opportunities in my career, giving me a unique skill set and experience to bring to the table.
Trained in Fibers, Printmaking, and Art Education at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). I developed as a fine artist and educator with an eye for print and color. I was awarded a Fulbright grant to study traditional Indian textiles after graduation, which broadened my knowledge extensively of textiles and techniques.
I returned to MICA as a graduate student in Art Education, but decided that it was not my career path and accepted an interim position in the Office of Residence life that lasted 2 years. In that position I blossomed as a professional, learning valuable management, organizational and interpersonal skills.
In 2007 I moved to New York as the professional fabric dyer for costume shop Parsons-Meares, Ltd. Working with costume designers, and in house drapers and painters I dyed countless fabrics and other items for Broadway productions, dance companies and the like. I honed my color sense here, having to match my work countless times.
Seeking a position with more variety and room for growth, I accepted an Assistant Designer Position at Welspun USA in April 2011. Working along side the design manager, my main task is to take artwork from concept to samples to production. The home fashions industry is where I continue to thrive and am seeking to advance in over the course of my career.