About me

As a designer I am very interested in taking on creative projects. I am endeavoring to explore new ways to create more meaningful design. I have been researching local materials in Iceland and am now beginning to see their potential.It is part of my practice to work with local artisans to create products that bestow great craftsmanship, value and quality. I am passionate about creating strong wearable and desirable pieces of clothing and accessories for both men and women. I enjoy creating accessories from sustainable natural fabrics that are not necessarily on trend but have a certain aesthetic.  I try to use sustainable fabrics or recycle fabrics in my work when and where I can as it enhances my creativity and fabric manipulation processes is an important aspect to my process.

I want to be able to share my work and patterns with other designers and makers who want to change the way we consume, think about fashion and challenge the market.

The launch of my own jewelry line brought me to work with local Icelandic materials such as reindeer horn, whale teeth and wood. I have collaborated on a series of hand carved shoes with a local wood carver. Following that I developed a small capsule line of hand dyed and quilted coats and jackets.

Over the last few years I have been commissioned to make many couture pieces and props for art projects, music collaborations and a multiple of fashion photo-shoots.

Currently I am creating a 100% transparent and sustainable brand called Half & Half in Reykjavik that involves local artisans and people to create using found and raw materials. This brand started through doing my Masters in Design at Listahaskoli Islands.

Background

  • Graduated from The National College of Art and Design with a BA in Fashion and Textiles.
  • Worked as a Designer in menswear Calvin Klein New York. Freelanced for Victoria’s Secret and DKNY NY, Diesel Italy.
  • Worked as a Fashion Forecaster Here & There in NY. Lead Virtual Fashion Designer for CCP, a Games Company in Reykjavik where I managed an international team of illustrators and a stylists.
  • Lectures in Fashion Design at The Icelandic Academy of the Arts (Listaháskóli Íslands) and in Reykjavik Fashion Academy. Lectures include ‘Digital design and how its changing the future‘, ‘Working as a virtual fashion designer‘, ‘Being a fashion forecaster’,  ‘Trendcreation‘ and ‘The Anatomy of Trends‘ at the Stockholm University of Entrepreneurs.
  • Talks on, ‘Sustainability and how to teach sustainable design and make it part of the design process’, as part of the Nordic Research Association. Specializing in Menswear, Fabric Manipulation, Technical Drawings, Production, Sustainable design and Portfolio Creation.
  • Began a Masters in Design at Listahaskoli Islands specializing in Sustainable Fashion Design. I graduate in June 2015.