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Jamie received her first design assignment while only in the sixth grade. The school principal, recognizing her talents, called her into his office. Her assignment? Complete artistic freedom to paint the school piano and all the school garbage cans. Now an accomplished product designer, published illustrator and with two design patents to her name, Jamie is bringing her inspirational designs into the textile, children's products and quilting industries.

A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Jamie holds a fine arts degree in product design. While studying at MCAD she was a student of the world renowned product designer, Bill Stumpf. From him she learned the importance of “truth of materials”, allowing materials to be what they are. Authentic designs and integrity of materials is a common thread evident in all of Jamie’s creations…

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  • Female
  • Joined July 10, 2008

Favorite materials

fabric, paint, dyes, threads, watercolor

About

Jamie received her first design assignment while only in the sixth grade. The school principal, recognizing her talents, called her into his office. Her assignment? Complete artistic freedom to paint the school piano and all the school garbage cans. Now an accomplished product designer, published illustrator and with two design patents to her name, Jamie is bringing her inspirational designs into the textile, children's products and quilting industries.

A graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Jamie holds a fine arts degree in product design. While studying at MCAD she was a student of the world renowned product designer, Bill Stumpf. From him she learned the importance of “truth of materials”, allowing materials to be what they are. Authentic designs and integrity of materials is a common thread evident in all of Jamie’s creations.

Jamie’s professional design career spans 20 years and includes designing award winning toys at Tonka and Manhattan Toy, a stint as a costume designer at the The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis. She managed her own wholesale business designing and selling her original designs to the equestrian market and more recently the independent quilt and fabric industry. Jamie remains abreast of consumer trends skillfully incorporating imagery and color into her designs while retaining a distinct and independent style.

Jamie lives in Wisconsin where she is inspired by the outdoors and clean living. She is an equestrian who studied classical riding. A lover of nature and all animals, enjoys spending time with her Airedale terrier named Bastian.

More about Jamie, her work and adventures on these blogs:

http://artfuldrygoods.blogspot.com/
http://quiltshops.blogspot.com/
http://a-pattern-a-day.blogspot.com
http://scrap-bags.blogspot.com/

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