Design

East Coast Representer

Originally designed in 2013, the East Coast Representer hoodie I designed for 19FIFTYTHREE is still one of my favorite product designs ever! Like most, I take a certain pride in where I’m from and this hoodie allowed me to flex that muscle a little bit. The best part about designing something that you are proud of, is when other people are equally as proud or excited about it as well! The support that came in around this hoodie was AMAZING!

It’s one thing to have people support what you do because they love you, but to support you because they love what you create is even better. So, thank you! Thank you for all your support. Thank you for the fact that I am still printing these AND selling them! EAST COAST REPRESENT, REPRESENT!

Get Your Here! 

Packaging a box full of hoodies!


 

Design

The Conglomerate Site Design

 

Under The Conglomerate, I work with a team of three other individuals who all come together with one goal: to create an open space for independent creatives to perform and show off their craft. As music lovers, our focus over the past few years has been music. This has lead to the creation of open mic, weekend long events, record fairs, outside markets and more. We have so much in store for this coming year and decided that we needed a new site to match our new goals.


Creative Direction

Updating this site was not a hard one. We knew we wanted to focus on our goals, events and special projects. Keeping these things central to our home page was key; allowing the site visitor to get all the information they need in one page, while understanding the feel of our events through photos and our minimal layout. We strive at not over complicating a process – whether it be planning or executing, we aim to have all of our events run as smoothly as possible, while keeping  a solid foundation of creating an uplifting and encouraging   ambiance.

Check us out online.

We hope to see you at one of our next events!

Design

19FIFTYTHREE: 53 Tri Bracelet Set

19FIFTYTHREE has given me a great opportunity to connect and collaborate with other artists and businesses. After contracting as a Graphic Designer for Aid Through Trade, I approached them with the idea of creating a set of their original Roll-Ons for 19FIFTYTHREE. We worked with three existing patterns and created a color-way that I feel perfectly represents my design aesthetic for this brand; gold, silver, and black. I consider these colors “my personal neutrals”.

Aid Through Trade has mastered the Set of 3 Roll-On set, but I decided I wanted a set of 4! We added in an extra bracelet with the addition of brass beads. This brought more depth and texture to the set and it was beautiful! Aid Through Trade is a fair trade company who works with women who are artisans from Nepal. Each bracelet is made with glass beads and handcrafted with love. I am grateful for the opportunity and look forward to the future of 19FIFTYTHREE collaborations!

 


SHOP BRACELETS


Sounds

Young the Giant

At the top of the year, I was introduced to Young the Giant via the Artists Den on PBS. After one song, I was hooked. My 2-year old daughter and I were in front of the t.v., dancing like we were at a live show. Since that day, I have been in love. What I love the most about them is how pure their sound and energy is. I hope you love them as much as I do:

Grrrl Inspiration

Magical Women: Two

In January, I decided to dedicate some blog space to visuals of women that inspire me.

I love Pinterest! One of my favorite boards on Pinterest is ‘Inspire Me Ladies’. I love supporting other women and gathering inspiration from them. I thought about all the ways I want to feel going into this new year. I want to feel like a boss; better yet, like a BAWSE! I want to feel joy, strong and like a beautiful betty! I want to continue loving myself and spreading love to everyone I come in contact with. So, inspire my ladies! Your loveliness shines through each photo and fills me with inspiration. Here go a few of my recent favs from the board:

 

Inspiration Life Sounds

Where’s Your Crown?

This is the question that Rapsody asks on her latest ‘Crown’ EP – “Where’s Your Crown?”.

Yesterday was the Women’s March and also Rapsody’s birthday. Fitting day to celebrate women as both Rapsody and the many women who marched believe in uplifting women around the globe. For me the Women’s March wasn’t as much about our new President as it was about women being fed up with how they are portrayed, spoken of, and treated. As American women, we have a lot of be grateful for and at the same time, we have a deeper issues to address. There is a such thing as rape culture and unfair pay. There is a such thing as shaming sexual women and victims alike and there is a such thing as pushing women down.

 

I am thankful for all of the men who lean in…

 

After having a baby, women’s issues became more apparent. Being that I work for myself, I was able to take off as much time as I needed before getting back to work. Unfortunately, not all of the women around me had the same luxury. I saw my friends as they struggled, physically and emotionally, to go back to work. It hurt my heart that any of my friends could lose their jobs due to needing time to care for their child and heal. I am thankful for all of the men who lean in, those who teach their daughters how to protect themselves, and those who encourage their mothers, sisters, wives, etc. to push and dream bigger than ever imagined.

 

I, personally, don’t care who you voted for…

 

Yes, as American women, we have a lot to be grateful for, and I am grateful. When those who physically, emotionally, and sexually assault us get a smack on the wrist, it shows we still have work to do. When it’s okay to joke about sexually assaulting women, we still have work to do.

I, personally, don’t care who you voted for, but I do care about how you treat your neighbor and those of different backgrounds than you. I do care about what you teach your children about those of a different background than you. I hope that you and I both wear our crowns everyday – loving one another and ourselves; lifting our heads high and uniting as human beings to further our great nation and world.

So, where’s your crown?

Sounds

Sounds: BØRNS

Before I fall asleep, I like to listen to music that makes me feel like I’m falling into a dream. Almost like Alice falling down the rabbit hole. Lately, BØRNS has been on that playlist. Taking a chance on my Spotify ‘Discover Weekly’ playlist, I found him there – and I’ve been listening ever since!

Thank you for all of the dreamy sounds!