I do not have a green thumb. Despite my best intentions, I’ve absentmindedly let more than a few plants wither away. But like lots of folks, I love the color and texture they bring to indoor spaces. Last month I moved out the bright, beautiful, plant-filled apartment I shared with a friend. It’s been fun […]Read more "Six Houseplants I Have Not Killed"
The first thing I remember designing in InDesign was a magazine cover mock-up. I was a sophomore in high school so naturally my subjects were the Jonas Brothers. I dubbed the glossy, Hollywood & Vine, which is probably an intersection, but I only knew of it because of a Hilary Duff lyric. The project sparked […]Read more "Best Magazine Covers of 2017"
Alternatively titled, “My Friends Have Cooler Hobbies Than I Do.” Enter my pal, Tyler Wentworth. He’s a professional social media whiz, master Spotify playlist curator, and as of late, a vintage collector. Over the last several months, he’s spent his evenings and weekends scouring the Des Moines metro for pieces to add to his envy-inducing […]Read more "Wentworth Vintage"
We’re one sleep away from one of my favorite Des Moines traditions: the East Village Promenade. The cocktails and carriage rides signal the start of the Holidays in my book, and while I might procrastinate gift shopping, cookie baking, and party planning, holiday vibes have been on my mind for weeks. I’m a traditional holiday […]Read more "Mood Board No. 3"
Yesterday morning I left for work with frost on my windshield. FROST. Winter is here, y’all, and it’s brought its friends chunky socks, dry skin, and nights-inside-under-blankets. After 25 years on this planet—and in the frigid Midwest no less—I’ve pretty much mastered winter survival. But if there’s one thing my game is lacking, it’s a […]Read more "White Fireplaces My Winter Needs"
Between a new part-time job, freelance work, and okay fine some moderate Netflix binging, I’ve been lousy about posting as of late. So I thought I’d take a minute to share some recent design work on this platform. (There’s a bunch more on my portfolio if you’re interested.) First up, a fun little project at my […]Read more "Some Recent Work"
I love, love, love Fashion Month. I follow the shows online, on Instagram, and definitely maybe sometimes on the work clock. Hey, Paris is hours ahead and fashion stops for no one. But runway trends don’t always translate to the real world. That’s where street style fills the void. The looks that hit the pavement […]Read more "The Fashion Month Street Style I’m Copping This Fall"