I was to create the look and feel for a re-vamped women’s tee line at Thalia Surf Shop. Playing on the shops local roots, I tapped into all things powerful and clever and therefore oozing in FEMME.
A revolution in wetsuit technology. A wetsuit with removable arms and legs.
Starfysh Wetsuits™ reflects my view and experience with Surfing as an Industry. The style and photography are derived directly from my life as an avid surfer and beach goer. I have created a business with a sustainable taste and a responsible nobility. I want to create the best product I can, the best way I can. Made in America, Designed and tested by your local surfer girls.
THE NATIVE FLORAL COLLECTION represents the California roots that Vans™ embodies. In this time of severe drought it is more important than ever to conserve our water and be concious of what plants to put in our gardens.“The Native Floral Collection”promotes sustainability by fostering plantlife that is easily grown in the state of California without using an excessive amount of water.
Vans™ has partnered up with the Califonia Native Plant Society to help protect Californias Native Plants and their habitat. Each shoe sold will donate a portion to the CNPS to help with their efforts. Each hangtag will be made with seed infused paper that are able to be planted and grown in your own garden.
“The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC) exists at the intersection of surfing’s past, present and future.
We Explore, Enlighten and Celebrate.
SHACC houses the world’s most important and authoritative archive of surfing artifacts, surfboards, memorabilia, photography, video, periodical and scholarly works.
Our collection comes from all corners of the globe, and reflects the spirit of exploration and adventure that is core to surfing’s ethos.
Our educational programs and events focus on bringing surfing’s rich history and stories to the world.
And through it all we celebrate what it means to be a surfer, and why surfing has captured hearts and minds since the first time someone rode a wave.”
It’s been an honor working alongside some of the people who have shaped surfing’s history. One of my favorite projects to date with SHACC has been sitting on the board of the Woman Making Waves Gala and Exhibit.
Women Making Waves, celebrates the lives, times and accomplishments of four very pivotal female surfers: Joyce Hoffman, Rell Sunn, Lisa Andersen and Stephanie Gilmore. All of them are responsible for advancing the sport of surfing in their own unique and special ways, while also advancing the role and visibility of women as surfers, athletes, role models and so much more.
FOR NBRHD LAGUNA®
This local run company embraces the happy vibes of Laguna that we know and love. Projects with NBRHD have included hats, koozies and their "NBRHD bird" logo.
Check them out at www.nbrhdlaguna.com
The Vans USA MADE SAIL COLLECTION is a fabric story. Using recycled sail cloth we were able to build a shoe ground up on the basis of sturdy, usable materials and make. The sail cloth allows this shoe to withstand the elements and have a long life time. Using technology such as siped and cup soles this shoe is appropriately inspired by a boat shoe design. Vans started as a company based right here in Southern California. We’re bringing back the heritage by making this shoe 100% sourced and made in America.
FOR STANCE SOCKS®
January 17, 1920 marks the day when the 18th Amendment was passed, banning the sale & consumption of alchohol. Prohibition ushered in an even more thrilling era of alchohol consumption. SPEAKEASY captures the role of the badass ladies of the Roaring 20s.
LADIES OF THE FIGHT embodies the spirit of the women who fought alongside the men for their right to consume.
LADIES OF THE NIGHT captures a sultry side of flappers; their glam and glory during the time of prohibition.
In this project I explored and utilized layout design, pattern making and photography.
This season we’re going Psycho.
Psycho Sight explores the Rorschach Ink Blot Test of the 1960’s. Every D’Blanc sunny is unique, just like your perception. Visualize your abstractin and create your own reality. What do you see?
I was inpired by the idea of the ink blot test because everyone sees different things. Sunglasses are an accessory to your personality. Everyone wears them differently and they become a part of your identity.
An updated approach to a classic American bandana print. Hand painted with watercolor and placed into repeat.
It's not social media, it's personal media. For Keeps was created to challenge our idea of how and what we post. The idea is to bring a human touch to how we interact with each other on the web. This app provides users the option to keep memories to themselves while still putting them in a safe place that they can come back to and enjoy.
Project Collaboration with Miranda Jacobucci and Erin Roach.
Music by Shane McClatchey
FOR VANS™ SHOES
A boyish approach to the classic Vans™ slip-on. This graphic is a seasonal staple. My update embodies a simple cartoon take on the flame shoe.
It was a pleasure working with Andrew Byron to create this environmental installation "ART".
We chose a location on LCAD's campus that students could enjoy the installation. The design can be read from all angles as it moves in the wind. The hot pink rope and black block letters are inspired by Byrom's work.
FOR LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Only about one-fifth of the clothing donated to charities is directly used or sold in thrift shops. More than 12 million pounds of postconsumer textiles per year go unused and end up in landfills.
I realized that simply bagging our clothes and handing it to a charity is not enough. That is why my school needed an event where we could donate our own clothes and lay them out for our fellow classmates to purchase.
So the "Swap Not Shop" event was created. If a student donated clothing, they could fill a grocery bag with clothes for just $5, if they did not donate, it cost them $10. This gave my fellow college students a way to shop on a budget and also, recycle their unused clothes in a way they could feel good about!
All clothing that we could not sell was received by Laguna Friendship Shelter with open arms. Swap Not Shop was able to donate $7,000 worth of apparel that will be used by the charity.
Thank you to all of our volunteers, VANS®, Laguna College of Art and Design, El Ranchito Grill and Whole Foods for making this event possible.