Hi, I'm Julia

Director of Product Design at WillowTree / design, interiors, paper & travel


 
 
 

"I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art."

 

- Helena Bonham Carter

 
 
 

About


A midwesterner at heart, I grew up in Ohio before studying art and design at the University of Michigan. After college, I moved to Chicago for a little under two years. There I started my career as a graphic designer before relocating again to Grand Rapids, Michigan to be with my then-boyfriend-now husband. After four and half memorable years in the mitten state, and two jobs that lead me to the world of user experience and digital product design, I now live in Durham, NC. 

My day-to-day work in digital product design is fueled by my other creative pursuits. This site is where I combine my practice as designer for the digital space with design for the physical worldβ€”through writing, interior design, invitation and stationary design, and by documenting my travels. 

Work 


WillowTree, Inc | Director of Product Design
January 2017–Present Durham, NC

WillowTree, Inc | Senior Product Designer
April 2016–December 2016 Durham, NC

Atomic Object | Software Consultant & Designer
November 2013–April 2016, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Elevator Up | Experience Designer
February 2012-October 2013, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Canright Communications | Graphic Designer
August 2010-February 2012

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Community


CreativeMornings Grand Rapids
Founding Host & Organizer, May 2014-April 2016

AIGA West Michigan
Director of Programming, May 2013-June 2014

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Education


Chicago Portfolio School | Design & Art Direction
University of Michigan | Bachelor of Fine Art
VSUP | Graphic Design, Semester Abroad
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