Crystal has been a creative minded person since a young age when she first started to enjoy sewing projects, designing dresses and painting patterns. She studied Textile Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). During her studies at RISD, she explored digital textile printing with an interest in using it for active wear print design. She also learned about the impact of textile manufacturing and sustainable textiles.
Following her graduation from RISD, She worked in textile design for fashion, home decor and stationery over 15 years before she starting her own brand. She also tried to work for smaller companies to learn as much as she could from small to medium size operating companies. The companies she worked for sold product to corporate national retailers and so she learned a lot about the business as well as category specific sales trends.
When she went out as a solo designer in 2015, she continued to work with her former employer on a freelance basis while building her business selling her prints online through print on demand platforms such as: Society6, Spoonflower and Casetify. She continues to sell her work through these platforms in addition to collaborating and supplying a variety of companies with artwork. She licenses her designs, and offers custom design work.
She has lived in California for the last decade but was born and raised as a "New England" native. She has two cats, a dog and is married and finds daily inspiration in the flora and fauna of the mountains, the ocean, tropical destinations and in following and connecting with other artists.