I'm a Surface Designer and Illustrator who lives and works in New York City. I grew up in Southern Wisconsin, and attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities for my undergraduate degrees in Apparel Design and Fine Art. After completing school, I moved to New York City to pursue a career in apparel print design. I have worked in print design for labels including Jessica Simpson, Rachel Antonoff, Betsey Johnson, Macy's, and Lord & Taylor. Currently I am working on completing my MFA in Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
I began drawing at the age of three, and haven't stopped since. My love of drawing and apparel design led me to the perfect balance of the two; surface design. In my ideal world, nearly everything would be printed or texturized.
My inspiration comes from a myriad of places, but most specifically I am influenced by my Norwegian heritage, ethnic ornamentation, folk art, human taboos, the grotesque, tribe cultures, dark humor, and imaginary deities. I have a love for the extreme including spicy food, long distance races, tattoos, and neon colors.
I truly believe, "more is always more".