Who I AM
I have always loved playing with colors. When I was 6 years old, my teacher recognized my ability to combine colors and wrote a special note on my report card praising my coloring book creations.
Many years later, this innate creative ability led me to study fashion and textile design at Syracuse University, where I was able to explore and hone my skills and talents further. Before graduating, I won a prestigious award in a textile design competition, which included 12 schools across the country. My entry was very different from all the other submissions which began my understanding of my own personal design aesthetic and eye for color and detail.
I began my career in textile design for a home furnishings company in NYC, where I created prints, patterns and borders for a variety of home products and continued to learn the aspects of textile printing and manufacturing. I was immersed in colors, fabrics and patterns everyday, gathering inspiration from everything around me. I absorbed it all in.
I then switched to fashion and started a new chapter in my career. By an interesting a set of circumstances, I landed in Childrenswear and continued to build my career for many years in this area of fashion.
After working 25 years for various big name companies in NYC, I knew it was time to make a change and embarked on an unknown journey into ‘what’s next’. Shortly afterwards, I made my first trip to Ireland to meet Master Spiritual Teacher, Derek O’Neill and my world changed. In a personal conversation with Derek, he encouraged me to start my own business and use my design skills and talents to create custom made products.
Rainbow Heart Design was established in 2008. Since then, items custom made include Pillows, Pillow Cases, Altar Cloths, Altar Scarf, Table Runners, Men's Suit/Tuxedo, Women's Suit, and a Stuffed Doll. I am continually inspired to offer creative, unique pieces with a handcrafted touch where each piece is a work of art.
I have recently opened a new design studio in Westport, CT. I am excited to continue creating a variety of products ranging from Home Decor to Apparel.