I want to create beautiful things. The concept of SATURATED came about because I wanted to create beautiful things that were so full of ideas, references, styles, details, time, care, and effort, that the designs were bursting. I wanted my work to spark conversation and promote curiosity, to seep in, to excite. This doesn't mean that all of my work is busy, or intricate. I do love extravagant detail, but every bit of it is there for a reason. I have many designs that are solid blocks of color, minimalistic. Much of my work is clean. I love white space. But the way I get to that end design has a story to it. Whether or not the client can pick out those details in the finished product doesn't matter, because the work will translate it regardless. The story is there.
I pull heavily from historical periods, but always include modern elements so my work resonates more with people. I believe it is important to see connections and threads between seemingly different ideas, aesthetics, and time periods and then put it in context. I call this “abstract era” or “smashed period” because my work visually represents viewpoints from different time periods smashed together with those of today. Drawing attention to these similarities creates a dialogue that may not have been there before. It creates more stories.
When I am not designing, I love studying the Tudor period of England (where Alison Weir wins for her ability to write easily digestible history), reading fantasy novels (I just finished Robin Hobb’s last Fitz trilogy. Amazing.), going to barre3 classes on the regular (and eating tasty food after with friends), and watching The Americans with my husband and two cats (and marveling at their opening titles every episode).