MEET THE ARTISTS:
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP:
I was born in London and my family moved to Chicago when I was 11.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST BECOME INTERESTED IN SET AND PROP DESIGN:
I have always been a handy person which I think is an especially useful skill in set and prop design. I didn’t know it was a job until 2016 and from then on I was hooked.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SET OR PIECE THAT YOU’VE CREATED:
I loved making a fake garden on set. We brought in plenty of moss and got to work with the hot glue. Some of my house plants made it into the photo at the last minute.
WHERE DO YOU DRAW INSPIRATION FOR YOUR SET AND PROP STYLE?
I tend to focus on color first. So I will look at the prop or wardrobe and decide what colors and mood we can create with that in mind. I use a color wheel every time to think through it. From there I look at what textures can add interest.
IF YOU WEREN'T AN ARTIST WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING INSTEAD:
I would probably still be a civil engineer. It was fun to make blueprints and problem solve but being my own boss and working with my hands has always been the dream.
WHAT SONG GETS STUCK IN YOUR HEAD MOST OFTEN:
Avant Gardener by Courtney Barnett frequently pops up out of nowhere.
IF YOU COULD ONLY EAT ONE FOOD FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE:
Cheddar chive biscuits from Colson Patisserie.
WHAT IS THE ONE ITEM OF CLOTHING THAT YOU WEAR MOST OFTEN:
WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING YOU'VE EVER DONE:
Probably when I quit my stable job to try working in a flower shop.
WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU LAUGHED SO HARD IT HURT:
I tried to cut my partner’s hair during quarantine and couldn’t cut a straight line because I was dying.
WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TALENT:
I can ride 2 horses at once.
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO DANCE MOVE:
We call it the jellyfish.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO UNWIND AFTER A BUSY DAY:
Sitting on my rooftop with a cocktail. There is a great view of the city.