I was born in Ecuador but have lived in several countries throughout my life. I spent my childhood in Zaragoza, Spain, my father's home town, and in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where my mother comes from. I also lived in France, Italy and Colombia among others. My parents love traveling and learning from new cultures.
I pursued many creative careers, hobbies and jobs during my life in Ecuador and Spain including television acting, modeling, photography, film and painting. I moved to the States in 1998. After a couple of years of working and studying part-time in the States, I made up my mind to focus on interior design and return to my artistic roots.
I began my studies at Bellevue College just after I moved to Seattle in 2002 and in 2007 completed my Associates Degree. A year later, I decided to go back to school and obtain a bachelor degree in the same field at The Art Institute of Seattle.
My roots shape my design work. I like to incorporate details that remind me of places I have lived and traveled through the use of those cultures' colors, textures and materials. I also like to incorporate exotic objects when appropriate. My fascination with everything exotic comes from my mother's Afro-Latin roots. From my father, I learned to appreciate music, especially the lamenting tones of flamenco.
I am very musical and for that reason, I like to attach a song or album to each of my projects that reflects my feelings for the work. I seek to create a space into which people cannot wait to enter and then love to stay within. I have many hobbies but I especially enjoy dance and love to explore new styles. My current fascination is the tango. I also enjoy exercise activities that are also fun like kickboxing, snowboarding, and rollerblading. Every day I try to focus on enjoying the things the world has for us.