I am a designer, artist & printmaker in Detroit. Using my love of drawing, design, and printmaking, I create distinctive and memorable work that is charged with personality.
I work in digital and analog Illustration & design with a variety of clients, including small businesses, creative types, and nonprofits. I have a soft spot for projects that are expressed through screen printing – my style is heavily influenced by its process, and it's a medium that I love. I love to make posters, flyers, illustrations, printed materials, and graphics for web.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, FoodLab, Detroit Greencycle, SplitLevel Texts, Chambray Records, Beautiful Soup, Ocelot Print Shop, Mast Shoes, Poison Berry Bakery
I also love to make things. These things often start as drawings and usually end up as notebooks, bags, prints, zines, posters, notecards, and more. I screen print my products myself at Ocelot Print Shop, and I sew them myself at my home studio.
I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in Fine Arts, and my work has been exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Salt & Cedar in Detroit, MI, Public Pool in Hamtramck, MI, and SculptureCenter in Queens, NY, among others. To see other shows and art things I've participated in, see my CV.
I've created youth craft projects around recycled materials for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (most recently for their Family Day Extravaganza), Ypsilanti Public Library, Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival, Arts & Scraps, and others.
I offer one-on-one screen printing lessons through Ocelot Print Shop (contact me if you're interested in learning more), and occasionally offer workshops there, too. I am currently offering a "Low-Tech Screen Printing on Fabric" class through Ocelot Print Shop, with sessions in April and May 2015. I like teaching screen printing because it's an empowering medium that encourages self-expression on an accessible and inclusive level.
IN MY FREE TIME
I love to sew – I have been sewing for over 20 years and it is my favorite hobby. With sewing I enjoy making clothing and soft sculptures. I also like to read, eat vegan nachos, and walk my dog Miguel.