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Growing up in the Midwest in the common company of cornfields, flatlands, tight-knit families, and small town lifestyle I developed my characteristic personable demeanor, love of one-on-one connection with others, and simple-living philosophy. At 12 I lost my greatest creative inspiration, my floral designing grandmother Myrtle to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Many family gatherings were spent enveloped in her warmth and impeccable decorum. It's here within her tastefully-selected wallpapered walls and her crisply pressed draperies that my aesthetic was born. Some of my greatest childhood memories took place in her home, and have forever shaped me as a nurturer, artist, foodie, and designer.

After graduating high school in Columbia, Missouri, I moved to the Northwest primarily for a change of scenery. Here I started and finished my undergraduate education in Interior Design at Spokane Falls Community College and Washington State University, explored my passion for design, developed a love and appreciation for the culture of music, sharpened my photography skills, delved into the world of graphic design, and started slinging shots as a barista at a local coffee shop. Surrounded by mountains, rivers, lakes, wide open spaces, wildlife, and outdoor enthusiasts I find myself more and more inspired and overwhelmed by the beauty of the world in which we live, and strive to live a life that respects and coexists with nature.

Having just finished my degree just over a year ago, I've found myself at the crossroads of college and real life. I am eager to explore the unknown, myself and my dreams, other areas of design, and the non-profit world. My primary goal in life is to utilize my creativity to benefit the greater good and make a difference in individuals' lives, communities, and hopefully on a greater, larger scale. I have yet to fully understand how I'll use my skills, and find that wearing many creative hats keeps life exciting and the undiscovered future more promising and precious.

I am available for freelance work and hire, or even conversation over coffee.

Please feel free to email me: made.to.create@gmail.com

Thank you for being so generous with your time!

Chelsea



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