Who I Am

 
I do most of my work on this iPad!

I do most of my work on this iPad!

There are few things in the world I love to do more than creating beautiful images… Whether it be painting, or drawing, I was always the kid who scribbled all over her notebooks in class and got lost daydreaming while sketching little flowers on napkins and notepads. Creativity always came naturally to me and felt so instinctual, it was my escape when things got tough and when things were going really well. In fact, I remember as a young girl feeling so excited to go home after school so I could finish my most recent paper maché project I had going on.

Decorating some jewelry boxes at Links of London

Decorating some jewelry boxes at Links of London

Fast forward to Grade 12, I started hearing more from guidance counsellors and teachers that I needed to start thinking seriously about my career. I remember feeling like I had to give up a part of myself in order to fit into society at an acceptable job. I decided I could pursue a creative career that would also be financially stable, which is when I found the Fashion Communications course at Ryerson University in Toronto. I had to do all kinds of crazy things to get into the program such as take a Grade 11 math course, sew a dress, write an essay among a whole list of requirements. I spent an entire semester working on my application and got accepted in the course. I began University in the Fall semester of 2013.

Travelling in my favourite city of the whole world.. Paris!

Travelling in my favourite city of the whole world.. Paris!

During my time in University, I learned a lot about the art of Fashion Illustration, and to say I fell head over heels in love is an understatement. I couldn’t believe there was a whole world of artists I didn’t know about who referred to themselves as Illustrators, and I spent so many sleepless nights looking through old illustrated Vogue covers from the early 1900’s and trying to draw my own. I was obsessed to say the least. It sparked something in me I never felt before, even in my excitement of paper maché as a kid.

In my studio

In my studio

Today I work as a professional Illustrator specializing in Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle illustration for digital or print. I bring all of my crazy passion into every project I undergo, and focus on bringing a client’s ideas to life. Truthfully, there’s nothing more satisfying to me than getting a client’s vision spot on, and I choose to work mostly with digital mediums to allow room for edits and modification so I can get it just right. I do enjoy painting with gouache and acrylics in my own time, and occasionally sell those pieces as well in my Etsy shop.

If you would like to work together, or just to say hello, please visit my contact page to get in touch with me. I hope to hear from you soon!

Clients include:

  • Cartier Canada

  • Saks Fifth Avenue Canada

  • Links of London Canada

  • Montblanc Canada

  • NKPR

  • Toronto Men’s & Toronto Women’s Fashion Week

  • Fashion Group International Toronto

  • Beyond Fashion Magazine

    and many more!