I’m a graphic designer and art director who’s always loved glass. I’m fortunate to live in Austin, Texas, where there is an amazing teaching studio and a growing number of talented artists. I try to employ good design in my pieces and interesting colors regardless of technique and direction. As I work with different glass concepts, what I learn in my studio affects my design work and makes it more interesting. I’ve been able to attend kilnforming residencies at Pilchuck, North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland, and most recently, at Bullseye Santa Fe. The dramatic high desert of New Mexico has inspired a new body of work based on abstraction of the environment.