Her professional experience includes twelve years in the design field, with eleven years spent in graphic design and strategic marketing with a prominent Midwest architectural firm.
From an early age, Erin developed a fascination for the intricacies and iterations of individual handwriting and the power of words and type. This passion ultimately led her to graphic design as an extension of her ongoing architectural studies and a companion to enrich and surpass traditional architecture. She is inspired by the process of making and the methods of sewing, drawing, knitting, collage and digital design as methods for achieving a hybridized, flexible style.
• Japanese Foreign Studies in Architecture, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan
Intensive study of traditional and contemporary Japanese Architecture, 1996
• ITALART: Centro Studi Santa Chiara, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
Six-month immersion study of the classical aspects and evolution of the Italian culture into its contemporary identity, including extensive travel to many other Western European countries visiting significant works of architecture, 1998
• Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Bachelor of Architecture (Cum Laude, Class Saluditorian, Tau Sigma Delta Honor Fraternity), 1999