When drawing, I’m in my happy place. My work is inspired by fashion, textiles, and color. And I am smitten with the idea of one day seeing my designs brought to life through animation. As a child, I taught myself to draw by sketching my favorite heroines from Disney films like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. The idea of creating drawings that makes an audience believe a character is actually moving, thinking and feeling truly captivated me and I dreamt of becoming a character animator for Disney one day. However, due to many different circumstances, things didn’t quite pan out how I had hoped. Not wanting to give up on art altogether, I paved my way in fashion illustration and found my thing - live-sketching at promotional events for fashion and beauty brands. Even so, becoming a character animator had been my dream for such a long time and the idea of it continued to propel me further. Being a self-taught artist and with all of the resources we now have online, I decided to pursue animation once again. Only I wanted to find a fun and imaginative way of bringing fashion to animation. I imagined myself creating short films for my favorite fashion and beauty clients.
This was all before I was introduced to Costume Design. Since working with Marlon West on his film DRUM BATTLE, I've learned that everything I'm passionate about (drawing, painting, researching, fashion, history, storytelling, animation, etc.) ALL exists in costume design. It’s really the best of both worlds - fashion and animation - and I'm here for it!