As a designer, I strive to make lovely goods in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. I believe that consumerism can be used for positive change in the world, beauty has an inherent value, and the revolution starts with our daily choices.
My work is inspired by a romanticized notion of the working class literati in urban America from the 1920s to the 1940s. My imagined landscape is full of shorthand, women who labor by day & theorize/create by night, librarians & library card catalogs, bright colors against grey, small twittering birds, fresh fruits & vegetables in fish-net bags, public transit & unions, hidden poets & great works of literature on scraps of paper, the native flora & fauna of Minnesota. I seek to celebrate the small, beautiful moments that inspire and renew us, to offer glimpses into the contradictory dreams that drive us.