I have been an artists since I was five years old. I was one of those kids that was always drawing, painting and designing clothes for my barbie dolls. At a young age I knew I was destined for great things and knew I was going to be a designer.
Well my design career had a rocky start as both my parents thought the career was not a good fit. They told me my field of study was too competitive and that I was not "good enough" So I took a detour and got an associate degree in business and from there I worked in a bank. Needless to say you cannot keep a fashion merchandiser / designer in a bank.
One day I had enough and went to work at specialty shop in the mall and attended fashion merchandising classes at night and never looked back. My career in fashion merchandising was fabulous, I was doing what I loved and it did not feel like work. I landed a prestigious job with a Hong Kong based high fashion woman’s clothing store and it was my dream job.
Granted I was not a designer, but I was learning about the designs of Carolyn Wright Freeman and she was extremely talented. I had the pleasure of meeting her and chatting with her about her upcoming spring line when I was in NYC for a meeting.
No I was not a designer but I was working in a fashion house and loved it. My dream job was cut short, after 10 years when the company closed their USA doors and I was devastated.
When one door closes another one opens? You bet it does, and from there I become a self employed interior, digital, card, gift and fashion designer. I presently have an online gallery that features a variety of gifts, home goods and stationary. I also do fashion design for OartTee . All of my designs are created from my original photographs or paintings.