I grew up near Brigham Young University in Provo before attending there to receive a BFA in graphic design. I did a summer graphic design internship at Kate Spade, New York, in 2003. After graduating, I married Travis Nelson on June 3, 2005. Just the two of us spent our first years of marriage in San Diego, where we used most evenings and practically every weekend to rock climb. We moved to Seattle in September of 2007 just before our first baby, Jewell, was born. Travis is currently pursuing a career in film and I my personal stationery & announcements line, The Paper Nut. After working for several design firms (including Struck in Salt Lake City and Buchanan Design in San Diego) I'm finally ready to go solo.