I grew up in an earth-sheltered home near Apex NC. As a child I spent my time reading books and examining bumble-bees in the front yard. My family didn't have a tv- so I drew the creatures I saw in nature and in my imagination.
Later I moved to Ohio where I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Industrial Design. Before becoming a full time artist/illustrator I worked as a toy designer- a footwear designer- a design researcher- and a welder.
I currently live in Raleigh NC, where I've been working as an artist and illustrator since 2010.
My work portrays animals and young women finding humor and strength in their situations. I try to evoke the way I saw the world as a child while tackling concepts like habitat loss, global warming, and cultural expectations.