Ghanaian bead wall-hanging

It was impossible to resist the fabulous glass beads in Ghana, but back at home, I realized I’d rarely wear jewelry with the colorful and heavy beads. Instead, I made a decorative hanging for the sidelight by our front door.

AAB Design through the years.

2018-present: Design and make furniture, housewares, and art.

2010-2017:  Design, organization, and event planning services for individuals and nonprofits in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, as well as the greater Bay Area.  (Limited client work 2012-2016 while serving as executive director of a nonprofit foundation supporting a public school district).

2003-2010:  Independent product design, research and strategy services for entrepreneurs, inventors, and new product companies.  Work with clients to test ideas, create mock-ups and prototypes, get user feedback, and refine concepts into winning designs. Create design and marketing strategies for new or existing product and service companies.

1997-2002: Graphic design, strategy & planning for nonprofits.