I'm a hyper-creative person. I started out by winning art competitions at a young age, and in high school attended the prestigious Governor's Institute of Vermont. I began making music during this time and after placing first in a local radio-sponsored battle of the high school bands, licensed songs to MTV, was covered in Billboard Magazine, and was featured in a documentary about young women in the national underground punk music scene.
I studied sound, video, and performance art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where I traveled as part of a small group to perform at the Navinki International Performance Art Festival in Minsk, Belarus. I graduated in 2005 with a solid foundation in multimedia work, design, and practice.
After graduating from college, I performed in and wrote music for a 60s-inspired psych-rock band called Drug Rug. We signed to Black and Green Records, released a self-titled record in 2006 to critical acclaim, and a sophomore record titled "Paint the Fence Invisible" in early 2009. After the release, I was named Female Vocalist of the Year by both the Boston Music Awards, and the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll.
We toured all around the country with some of our favorite bands (Dr. Dog, Fiery Furnaces, Portugal The Man) and played some incredible venues; headlining sold out shows at the Bowery Ballroom, The Music Hall of Williamsburg, and The Hideout (Chicago); packing The Troubadour (LA), The Museum of Fine Arts Courtyard Concert Series (Boston), and many others. We were featured in local media as well as Bust Magazine, Fader, Playboy, Complex, NPR, Spin, and too many blogs and other stuff to remember. We licensed songs to HBO, CBS and various independent filmmakers.
During this time I designed all of the posters, packaging, album artwork, t-shirts, and other merchandise for the band. I didn't realize it at the time, but this was my first real introduction to managing the look and feel of a unique kind of "brand." I gained some fantastic experience designing packaging to spec and creating a lush, colorful world of illustrations and characters to accompany the music. My experience in the band led to all kinds of great opportunities-- from entering the world of commercial music making to being asked to design all manner of things for all types of wonderful creative people.
Right now, i'm interested in taking on graphic design and illustration projects. Get in touch to start collaborating on something awesome!