Q: How did you start making art?
A: Sometime after I was born, an adult handed me a crayon and a piece of paper. The rest is history.
Q: What does "being creative" mean to you?
A: The ability to express oneself through the medium of their choice.
Q: What is your most important tool?
A: A compass always pointing me in the direction of growth.
Q: What would be your dream job?
A: Some sort of art direction position. I thrive when in project management mode, but I’m also obsessed with great design and its impact. I think art direction is the perfect intersection of “hey, let’s reel this in” but also “hey, go wild.”
Q: Is furniture art?
A: All furniture CAN be art, but not all furniture IS art.
Q: How do you think art influences design of furniture and vice versa?
A: Great design, to me, is the intersection of art and function. It’s easy to make a piece of furniture that serves a series of mundane tasks, but it’s something else altogether to make a piece of furniture that transforms a space.
Q: What are some of the most inspiring things happening in design today?
A: Campaigns that are empathetic to events happening in our world today. It always astounds me when a holiday like International Women’s Day rolls around and companies put they’re big, bad, scary agendas away to say, “Hey, you. Yeah, you. We care about you.”
Q: What is the best piece of advice you've been given?
A: To be honest with yourself – about strengths and weaknesses, yes, but also about what you truly want in life. Ask the hard questions. Do the thing.