Julie is a thinker and a doer. A maker, writer, and imaginative mind. She daydreams and creates in constellation patterns; never a straight line. She is a big-picture visionary with an acute sensitivity to visual details. She loves documenting the sincere, mundane moments of everyday life, whether through written word or image. Two words that people often use to describe her are observant and calm.
Her background is in the visual arts, with an MFA in Applied Craft & Design. She studied environment design, specifically investigating how the built environment (both permanent and transitory) shapes human interaction, feeling and behavior. Before that her studies focused on the studio arts--primarily printmaking and collage work--as well as English literature. Julie's work crosses and combines many fields, never limiting her interests to one medium.
Past work includes being the Community Director for Kinfolk Magazine, as well as freelance art directing, styling, creative writing, and consulting for a variety of clients.
Julie's most recent project is a book she wrote, photographed, and art directed, called Wabi-Sabi Welcome: Learning to embrace the imperfect and entertain with thoughtfulness and ease. The book is published by Artisan Books and is available wherever books are found.