Tag Archives: inspiration

My Professional Journey

In the summer of 2019, I was a guest speaker for students at the Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts in partnership with After School Matters, Fashion Design and YOU!.  This portion of the talk focuses on my professional journey to becoming "The Chicago Pattern Maker". In this summer program, students learn the vocational skill…
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Shelter + Shine

Like everyone else, we understand the gravity of the current situation with COVID-19 and our hearts go out to those who have contracted the virus, as well as all the amazing people working in hospitals and healthcare. The best thing we can all do as individuals is to stay home to help “flatten the curve”.…
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Telling Stories Through Fashion

About a year ago I was asked to speak for students at Lakes Community High School for their annual Writer's Week program, to show how to tell stories through fashion. I was honored to share my own personal story, how I got interested in the industry, how I started my career as a pattern maker,…
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Press: Voyage Chicago

I'm excited to share a recent feature in Voyage Chicago - which is a site dedicated to telling the stories of creatives, artists and entrepreneurs in the Chicago area. I was thrilled to be nominated and have the opportunity to share my experiences on how I got my start, how I overcome challenges in my…
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