creativity is not a talent. it is a way of operating.
— john cleese


A free spirit and an artistic soul, creating in Los Angeles. 

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find your voice, shout it from the rooftops, and keep doing it until the people that are looking for you find you.
— dan harmon

I graduated from FIDM with a Fashion Design degree in '08. That same year I began my career in the fashion industry as a trend forecaster. In conjunction with this job I spent a good chunk of my time sketching designer garments from all over the world. Doing this I also discovered my other passion, fashion illustration. That was when I actually realized it was the best job I've ever had. When the economy tanked in '09 I no longer worked as a trend forecaster and have been working technical design jobs over the years in the fashion industry. In that experience I've learnt in depth the craft of fashion design and patternmaking which has better informed me about my fashion illustrations and how I see things.

Working in a fast-paced industry I've had to develop the ability and techniques to create quality illustrations in little time. Throughout my practice I've realized that my fanciful dolls look their best when done effortlessly. I play with a wide range of mediums and have adapted to a style of sketching that took me months of practice. I call it "intuitive illustrating". In this style there is no editing or erasing, allowing room for human error. It leaves my illustrations feeling unique and quirky, just the way I like it! My main focus is to capture the feel and movement of the muse. With a background of garment construction and design, I make sure my fashion illustrations are well interpreted and simplified. My intuitive illustrating has completely redefined my work and has definitely made me fall in love with it even more... I hope you will too!

xx ss