During school, I interned with a fellow KPU design student’s backpack company and learned how to draft and sew working with them. Once I graduated school, I became their production assistant but still had a love for designing and creating clothing. An opportunity came up to help open a retail space in Gastown, so I moved on from the bags and launched my first collection in the store. I have since moved back to my old studio space in East Vancouver and have been taking the first steps to designing and developing Collection II. As a designer, I find inspiration from a variety of different places spanning from day-to-day activities and feeling a fabric for the first time. The biggest challenge I face is organizing my million ideas into cohesive collections and sourcing materials.