Educator + Illustrator + Designer + Art Administrator
My work as an educator is student and community focused.
I strive to use music to help students learn about the themselves, the world, and each other. My goal is to creative an inclusive safe space for student centered creative exploration and learning.
My illustration work is heavily inspired by the magical nature that surrounds us in the Pacific Northwest. Growing up, I spent most of my time running around the forest that surrounded our home and at the beach spying on the tiny tide pool communities of sea creatures. I was also lucky enough to be surrounded by lots of family who all loved to tell stories and make people laugh. Humor is how we got through the challenging parts of life and storytelling was how we passed down family history and lore. These deep roots in storytelling and nature allowed me to develop an active Imagination and a love of magic and the fantastical.
Themes of my work include
The beauty of pacific northwest nature
The wonders of childhood
The complexity of adulthood
Emotions & mental health
I strive to make functional designs that are thoughtful, beautiful, and inspire joy. I try to honor and celebrate diversity, playfulness, and sustainability. I design websites, logos, and other graphic design projects.
Developing websites, managing fundraising efforts, coordinating events, and assisting with organizational processes and communications are just a few of the administrative tasks I do for several arts non-profits at this time. I enjoy helping organizations manage their inner workings day to day to serve the larger mission!