I'm a designer. I live in New York now, but I'm not from here --- far from it. I spent my childhood between shores of West Indies and the northern countryside in the United Kingdom. Before moving to New York, I had never lived in a city. Random Fact: The population of The Bahamas is a mere 300,000 though there are 700 islands and 2,000 cays. My first visit to the big apple was on an impromptu road trip as tag-along from Savannah, Georgia---where I was studying Fine Arts at the time. It was on that weekend trip, I accepted the challenge and drove up in a U-Haul the day after graduation, two years later.
Meeting people from all around the world, from different cultures and social constructs that made me feel that I'd fit well enough into this crowded city of loners. I find the rivers of people and the buzzing streets invigorating, with this kind of ever-changing flow even routines are exciting.
I've been working in design (in Architecture and Interior Design) for almost a decade, and it's the potential for creating something out of nothing that entices me. My parents taught me early on that while passions and feelings are great, no one is going to believe you until you prove it so in my spare time, I've done a few things on the side to help quantify how serious I am about what I do. I earned a LEED Green Associateship from the USGBC. I'm a licensed architect in New York and Connecticut. I'm a member of NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects), the AIA (American Institue of Architects), and The Architectural League. I've worked on hotels in Saudi Arabia, high-rise and mid-rise ground up residential buildings in New York, condominiums in Stockholm and a personal favorite private single family homes.
When I'm not contemplating how things could be done differently, you can find me reading non-fiction, listening to podcasts, painting, snowboarding, hiking, training for a half-marathons (I don't like running), cycling, playing tennis, playing the piano or learning more about how little I know. (Random Fact: I love animals so much so that I once gave a chihuahua CPR) If I could afford to spend the rest of my life learning, I would probably study Linguistics or Cultural Theory. A class or two at Savannah College of Art & Design turned me onto the subject, and it now everything else passes through an "alternate reality" filter.
Well, now that you know a little bit more about me, please continue to browse through the pages and don't be a stranger, and when we meet in person, please remember it's impolite to laugh at weird accents. The password is "hello"