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I began by breathing in the smells and stink of the Atlantic Ocean, my nose buried in Jane Austen, George Elliot and Agatha Christie. I spent years studying literature thinking that that was the path for me. But there was something about the West that made me get in a car and drive out to see the Pacific Ocean. Once I got here, I knew I could never go back to my old perspective.

I have always had a fascination for letter forms, doodling letters on notes, napkins, and restaurant placemats. It was the lure of the letter that led to me to return to study, this time, design. I reveled in obsessing over the smallest details, gaped in awe at the people around me equally obsessed and wondered where they had been all my life. I found I didn't need to leave my love of literature behind for design, rather they folded together in a unique way and cemented the road from text to type.

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