Hello!

I am a graphic designer, maker, and entrepreneur living in Oakland, CA. I'm a questioner by nature and a creative at heart. When I’m not clicking away on my macbook, I’m getting my hands dirty at the type.lites workspace here in Oakland, CA. Type.lites is a wooden wick soy candle company that I co-found in 2010. We’re a small team with big dreams for our budding business. The best part about being a maker and entrepreneur is that I get to bring my creative passions to life and share them with the world. In short, I love what I do and friends and family are my inspiration, support, and best critics.

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Education: BFA Graphic Design, San Jose State University
Hometown: Sacramento, California
Favorite quote: "In the end only 3 things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you."  - Buddha
What lights me up: problem solving, getting my hands dirty with a DIY project, thoughtful and intentional packaging design, travels and adventures near and far, stationery and paper goods, and Broadway show tunes
Color in my closet: black, white, gray, repeat
Guilty pleasure: reality tv, rocky road ice cream with extra marshmallows, chocolate covered gummy bears
What gets me out of bed in the morning: forgiveness for the mistakes I made yesterday and the possibility of what's to come
Favorite workout: an occasional run around Lake Merritt followed by yoga, yoga, and more yoga
Strengths: relator, positivity, strategic, developer, futuristic
Values: love, family, creativity, balance, connection

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