In college I studied graphic design, and graduated from Texas Christian University with my BFA. During this time I was honored to have my work recognized in both regional and national design competitions. I was also incredibly lucky to do a lot of traveling while I was in school.
Sometimes I traveled with family, sometimes with friends, and sometimes I went alone. Every trip I took was a huge growing experience for me. I learned not only about the culture and the people I visited, but about myself. I learned that I could be brave when I needed to be. I learned to make friends with strangers. I learned to be self-sufficient and figure things out. Traveling is easily the most empowering thing I’ve ever done.
Today, when I design a new print, I remember how it felt to navigate the subway in Japanese, or to cautiously drive on the Autobahn in Germany, or the time when I got lost in Florence and befriended the owner of a paper shop. These are the experiences that made me who I am.
My hope is that my prints help others tell their own stories by reminding them significant moments in their own lives. A print can represent a honeymoon trip to Venice, a solo trip to France, a husband who is from Copenhagen, or a memory of home for a college-bound son or daughter. I think the places we visit hold powerful memories for us, and I make prints because it helps me hold onto some of those experiences. I love when a piece of mine connects with someone else in a similarly powerful way.