I love being creative and having fun designing something new. My love for the ocean and being outdoors have led me towards working in the action sports and swimwear industries.
I graduated from UH Manoa in 2002 with a degree in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising and Art. I also studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and received Computer Essentials for Graphic Design and Fashion Design Certificates in 2004.
I have been designing apparel, prints, graphics and accessories since 2001 in Hawaii, New York and California. My range of experience is diverse, as I have designed for Juniors, YC, Kids, Men's and Women's markets, working in all categories. My work history has been with several long term positions as well as freelance during or between full time work.
Currently, I am also the owner and designer of Violet Flamingos, a line of stationery and gift items. It has been my most challenging, yet rewarding experience thus far.