CV

EDUCATION

•  Kansas City Art Institute | 2009 | Bachelor of Fine Arts | Painting, Design & Fiber Arts

GRANT AWARDS

•  DCASE IAP Creative Projects Grant (2018)
•  DCASE IAP Creative Projects Grant (The Patternbase) (2015)
•  Propeller Fund Grant (The Patternbase) (2014)

APPEARANCES

•  2017/2018 Surface & Textile Design Trends, Driehaus Business of Fashion Symposium, Chicago, IL (2017)
•  Design Trends in Digital Textile Printing, WTIN North American Digital Textile Conference, New York, NY (2016)
•  What It Means to Be A Textile Designer in 2015UIC/Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL (2015)
•  Textile & Graphic Design With The PatternbaseUIC/Chicago Design Museum, Chicago, IL  (2015)
•  Discussing Textile Design With The PatternbaseLincoln Park Apple Store, Chicago, IL  (2015)
•  Visiting Artist, Pattern Design WorkshopMarwen, Chicago, IL (2014)
•  Pattern Design for Printed Textiles and Products (ongoing e-course)Skillshare.com (2013)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

•  Lighthouses on The Mag Mile | The Chicago Lighthouse, Chicago, IL (2018)
•  Great Ideas of Humanity: Out of the Container, Chicago Design Museum, Chicago, IL (2018)
•  PAZ: Piñatas & ZinesElastic Arts, Chicago, IL (2017)
•  Over & OverGlass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL (2017)
•  Great Ideas of Humanity: One of a Series, Chicago Design Museum, Chicago, IL (2017)
•  Great Ideas of Humanity: One of a Series, Business of Design Week, Hong Kong (2017)
•  Inspired ArtJackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL (2015)
•  Regeneration: The Nature of TransformationBrushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods, IL (2015)
•  Underground UnseenFLATS Studio, Chicago, IL (2015)
•  Inspired ArtJackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL (2014)
•  BLU, Dispatch Gallery, Chicago, IL (2012)
•  Stream of Consciousness, Dispatch Gallery Chicago, IL (2011)
•  PROCESS: A Group Exhibition, The Plaines Project, Chicago, IL (2011)
•  How Do You Say?Stairway Art Space, Kansas City, MO (2009)
•  Friendly Faces, Strange Places, Javanaut Cafe, Kansas City, MO (2009)

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

•  Surface Design Association | We Are The Patternbase (2016)
•  Saturate Chicago | Meet The Patternbase (2016)
•  Newcity Design | Liberated Surfaces: The Patternbase is Not Your Grandma’s Design. (2015)
•  Make Works | 10 Designers Who Are Inspiring Us To Start Printing On Fabric (2015)
•  IdN | Vol. 22, No. 2, Collective Studios / Collective Farming for Creatives (2015)
•  The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs. Released by Thames & Hudson Publishing. (2015)
•  Cover Magazine | Issue 38, page 17, Hands-on Experience (2015)
•  L’Officiel Italia | The Patternbase - Diary - 18.03.2015 (2015)
•  Cool Hunting | The Pattern Base Showcases the Future of Patterns and Beyond (2015)
•  FrizziFrizzi | The Pattern Base: A Book With Over 550 Patterns Created by the Best Designers in the World (2015)
•  Stir | Sherwin-Williams | Color by the Pixel: How a Chicago Digital Textile Design Studio is Creating New Ways for Designers to Work With Color (2015)
•  Publishers Weekly | The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs (2015)
•  Selvedge Magazine | Pattern Books: Inspiration in Print (2015)
•  CS | Modern Luxury, page 109 | Best In Design/Fresh Prints  (2015)
•  VAMMAG | Presents #VAMinfluencers (2014)
•  MESH Magazine | Digital Textiles: How The Patternbase Makes The Tactile Clickable (2014)
•  KCAI Advancement & Alumni Relations | LOVE PATTERNS: A Conversation with Kristi O’Meara (‘09 painting) of The Patternbase. (2014)
•  WGSN homebuildlife | The Patternbase: Tumblr, Website, Book.  (2012)