Raised in a military family that was always on the move, I noticed at a young age that true self expression begins on the inside and is celebrated through personal style. I’m constantly inspired by my surroundings, influencing my art and aesthetic to be diverse and unique.
After graduating from the Art Institute of Portland with a BFA in Apparel Design, my designs have appeared in XDV Magazine, featured in Portland Fashion Week and reviewed by several publications including Eyes & Edge.
In 2014 I partnered with Barbara Seipp of the former Isaac Hers to create Karl vonBuck, an exclusive collaborating offering premium small premium denim clothing handmade in Portland. As an adjunct professor at the Art Institute of Portland I taught Technical/CAD Sketching and Retail Management classes. I’ve dipped my toes in illustration for Nike sport performance apparel and product development as a consultant for Portland based company Maywood Apparel.
I am currently an apparel designer for Adidas Basketball, working on inline and signature collections. Some of my favorite projects have been NBA Christmas Day Uniforms, a special Muhammad Ali Louisville Uniform Kit, Texas A&M Armed Forces Classics Kit, Pro Madness Apparel Collection, and color merchandising several ranges.
In my spare time I enjoy throwing pottery, rock climbing, leading knitting workshops, sewing, sketching, sending typewritten letters to friends and family, seafood, wine, cooking, hot yoga, camping, traveling and my 1981 Datsun Pickup.