Get to Know Me
Born in Madrid, of an American mother and a Spanish father, I grew up all over Europe and the US - from Paris to Moscow, Brussels and Ankara - I've been influenced by many different cultures and aesthetics. After taking two gap years, in 2007, I moved to New York where I studied politics at NYU as well as grew to love design. I began working at Jonathan Adler, seeing how color and '60s design can transform people's emotional reaction to a space.
After graduating, I began to work as the Associate Style Editor at Lonny, helping it grow into one of the leading online magazines of its time. There, the team relied on my design acumen to refine the magazine. I moved on to Rue Magazine where I have been a key member in its transformation from its initial look. You can find my writing on ruemag.com and the market pages that I edit in every issue.
In 2014, I decided to deepen my understanding of design by doing an intensive one year program in interior design at the Instituto Europeo de Diseño (IED) in Madrid. There I found my love of product design, as well as design's holistic ability to communicate a message. Already having a strong aesthetic point of view, I learned to develop my understanding of form and function. I enjoy beginning with a concept and weaving it through multiple design disciplines to best diffuse that concept.
I am influenced by modern Japanese, Scandinavian, Belgian and Shaker design. I adhere to Dieter Rams' concept that good design is less but better.”