HWD bags and textiles are created in Portland, Oregon in my home studio. They're unique, produced in small batches and made to last. Always concerned about impact on the environment, I strive to minimize packaging and use recycled/recyclable materials whenever possible, as well as keep fabric waste to a minimum by printing fabric panels to size.
Made in Oregon
7909 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215
Willow & Bark
106 E. 4th St No. 2, The Dalles, OR 97058
I grew up in Yakima, Washington and attended Washington State University where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design.
In 1997, I relocated to Portland, Oregon and worked for several years at an offset printing company, soaking up any knowledge I could gain. In 2002, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and used my new design skills to fix up a 1926 Portland Bungalow.
After completing my second degree, I continued my career as a project manager and worked for a large corporation for almost 13 years managing new product launch collaterals. Toward the end of my tenure, I received a gift card from a coworker and bought a beginner screen printing kit and taught myself how to print on fabric, something I had always dreamed of doing.
Now, I'm following my passion, working with my hands and creating screen printed bags and textiles full time.