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The fashion industry is undergoing revolutionary change as new technologies for design, manufacturing and marketing change the way we work, and our capacity to create. My artistic vision embraces technology, using it to create distinctive fabrications resulting in one-of-a-kind garments. My aesthetic vision results in classic garments with clever, utilitarian details. I use materials that have been transformed in unexpected ways, using new technology to challenge and subvert the process of garment construction. My work is often constructed using knit fabrics, borrowing elements from techniques including collage, laser cutting, and digital printing. My designs aim to bring appreciation to the everyday; using custom sizing and unique construction to transform the routine of daily dress. I strive for distinction in both design and sizing, making well constructed garments in custom sizes.


Folded Abstractions F/W 2018 Grad Collection

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Folded Abstractions is a Fall/Winter 2018 collection. This collection takes inspiration from the art of Louise Bourgeois exploring ideas of feminism and transformation and reflects on them through work informed by the paper arts of Origami.


A F/W 2018 Collection by


The Tangle Jacket T24 4 Hemp Organic T2430 Co Cotton Canvas T411 T4149 1x1 Rib Bamboo/ Cotton/ Spandex Co

The Scamp Two Piece Dress T4350 Stretch Bamboo Feather Jersey


The Emmissary T243 T2430 Hemp Organic Cotto Cotton Canvas

Unrequited Button Up Unre 100% Cotton Shirting

Cardinal Trousers T2430 Hemp Organic Cotton Canvas


The Quipster Spoonflower Modern Jersey

The Interlude T2430 Hemp Organic T243 Cotton Canvas Cott


Involution Hoodie T4151 Bamboo/ Cotton Stretch French Terry T T4149 1x1 Rib Bamboo/ Cotton/ Spandex


Terra Shirt T4350 Stretch Bamboo Feather Jersey

The T e Nexus T4151 T415 T 15 5 Bamboo/ Cotton Stretch French Terry S tre tre e T4149 T T414 414 41 4 1x1 Rib Bamboo/ Cotton/ Spandex Cott t


Abstraction Dress A T4350 Stretch Bamboo T4 Feather Jersey Fe


The Cockle Mouse Heather Puce French Terry T4151 Bamboo/ Cotton Stretch French Terry - Plum T4149 1x1 Rib

Diametric Trousers T2430 Hemp Organic Cotton Canvas


The Academic Spoonflower Cotton Poplin Ultra


The Mountain Dress Heather Puce French Terry T4151 Bamboo/ Cotton Stretch French Terry - Plum Denim & Cream French Terry T4149 1x1 Rib


T4350 Stretch Bamboo Feather Jersey 67% Rayon from Bamboo 29% Cotton 4% Spandex

Spoonflower Modern Jersey 95% Polyester 5% Spandex

T4149 1x1 Rib Bamboo/ Cotton/ Spandex 66% Rayon from Bamboo 28% Cotton 6% Spandex

Spoonflower Cotton Poplin Ultra 100% Cotton

T4151 Bamboo/ Cotton Stretch French Terry 66% Rayon from Bamboo 28% Cotton 6% Spandex

Cotton Shirting 100% Cotton Printed with Pastel Dye Stick

T2430 Hemp Organic Cotton Canvas 55% Hemp 45% Organic Cotton

French Terry Knit 50% Cotton 50% Polyester

Denim & Cream French Terry 100% Cotton


Illustration and design project, taking inspiration from a fabric print. I used a jersey Spoonflower print I designed several years prior using AutoCAD.


Illustration and design project. Exploring the fine line between collecting and hoarding. Fabric print designed using Adobe Photoshop.


Mini collection inspired by ballet and windows. Hand drawn figures coloured using Adobe Photoshop and Abobe Illustrator.


Fabric collection done in Adobe Illustrator.


Wind catching dress commisioned by Navara Igliorte for the Canada Council sponsored art film Kassinu Tshekuan/Everything Together.


Surface Design project. Fabric was indigo dyed using laser cut wood resists, and then block printed.

Jacket created for entry into the VCC Flourish Gala judged competition. Created with layers of hand-embroidered mesh.


Tech pack done for cloak designed by local designer Misty Greer.


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Fashion Education Completing Fashion Design and Production at Vancouver Community College. College Top marks in technical fashion drawing, computer-aided pattern making, block construction, and design and illustration.

Proficiency A Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop G Gerber erber Technology - Accumark Pattern Design D esign Software AutoCAD and 3D modelling software A M Microsoft Word, Excel, Wordpress, Instagram HTML and various programming languages

Education 2016-2018 2001-2007 1997-2001

Vancouver Community College Fashion Design and Production Diploma University of Northern British Columbia Masters of Computing Science University of Northern British Columbia Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Computing Science

Fashion Experience 2018 2017 2017

Vancouver Fashion Week - Folded Abstractions F\W 2018 Nine look tall-size collection. Dress commission for art film Kassinu Tshekuan/Everything Together (dir. Navarana Igloliorte) VCC Flourish Gala - Fashion illustration and completed look for judged competition

Volunteer Experience Dresser Fashion show at Circle Craft - November 2017 Dresser Vancouver Fashion Week - September 2017 Illustrator Vancouver Fashion Week September 2017 Clothes Line Finds Illustrator Vancouver Kids Fashion Week March 2017 Clothes Line Finds Dresser Vancouver Fashion Week - September 2016 Dresser Experience VCC fashion show in 2016

Work Experience 2005-2013

1998-2003

NautiCAN Research & Development, Ltd. Design and construction of tugboat propulsion systems. Project management, manufacturing oversight & CAD design. Material ordering, customer management, advertising. Course design and delivery, second year Discrete Mathematics (UNBC). Instruction in various TA positions in Computer Science and Math.


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