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As an illustrator and print & pattern designer, I juggle a lot of plates. In my commercial surface design and illustration work, I focus in novelty, floral, and children's/youth design. I started my career in apparel print at Anthropologie and moved on to work in bedding design at Martha Stewart for three and a half years, until this past couple of years that I was forced to leave due to a wrist injury. This ended up being the impetus for me to start focusing on my illustration and textile design driven by my own trend research and personal taste for fun and exciting patterns that break the mold.

Additionally, I publish a yearly mini magazine called Hazel, which is a fully illustrated lifestyle zine for young witches in training, featuring recipes, crafts, articles, and comics. I love to work on imaginative projects from storyboarding to designing textile collections. 

Now that I’m back living and working in Raleigh, North Carolina, I still feel free to work periodically in the greater NYC & Philadelphia area, which I love so much, and I will be working on projects in all three areas this year. 


Interested in working together? I can work with you on a number of types of projects. Here are some examples of services I can provide. Email me at for my rates.  

  • Original Artwork

  • Print & Pattern / Surface Design / Textile Design

  • Cleaning Artwork for Print Production / Putting Artwork in Repeat

  • Home Soft Goods Design

  • Apparel & Accessory Graphics

  • Stationery Design

  • Book Cover Illustration

  • Illustration for Blogs, Editorial, Promotional Posters, etc.

  • Children's Book Illustration

  • Storyboarding

  • Minicomics

  • Custom Family Holiday Cards / Portraits / Illustration

  • Lessons & workshops in repeat pattern design, print design, drawing, comics, and more

HOW to WoRK with ME

Please reach out to me via email at and I will be happy to discuss projects and prices. I need to know the scope of a project, guidelines, and specifications before I can send you a quote, but my freelance textile design & artwork cleanup hourly and day rates are fairly consistent across projects & needs. If you would like to invite me to teach or give a demonstration, I can travel based on schedule and compensation, but I am readily available in the areas surrounding Philadelphia, New York City, and Raleigh, NC. 

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