I’m Julie! I’m passionate about and fascinated by the intersection of design, art, tech, and business.
I go my start by founding the laser cut wood jewelry company, Woodville Unltd, in 2010.
I’m currently working as a project manager and internal entrepreneur at Spoonflower in Durham, NC. Spoonflower is a digital textile printing company that produces custom printed fabric for DIY crafter’s around the world. We also host the world’s largest online marketplace for independent surface designers. You can check out their entrepreneurial success here http://www.spoonflower.com/press
I recently finished a UX/UI design internship with Pixbit. Pixbit is a boutique firm based out of HQ Raleigh. The company was founded by Saul Flores, and Edwin Estrada, as a joint venture between design and technology. They have a team of creatives and programmers that help them design and develop iOS apps for local and national clients. You can learn more at ThinkPixbit.com
I love working with small businesses related to design or music culture. I am always looking for new opportunities to learn more about design and business!
Specialties: Product (Industrial) Design, UX Strategy, Product Development, E-commerce and Distribution, Branding and Marketing.
I graduated summa cum laude from the NC State college of design in December 2009 with a bachelor in Industrial Design and a minor in Art and Design.
After graduating from college, my business partner Adrian and I started our own business, Woodville Unltd, in Durham, NC. Woodville Unltd specialized in making high quality, custom wood jewelry using a laser cutter.
I sold my own designs as well as designed custom pieces for customers and celebrities in the hip hop music industry. I was responsible for managing every aspect of the business including design, production, marketing, accounting, managing, and customer service.
Woodville Unltd created jewelry for Nike Black History Month, A3C Music Festival, Gym Class Heroes, Travie McCoy, UNC Basketball and Football players, Danny Green, Diplo, Major Lazer, Jean Grae, 2 Chainz, Cyhi The Prynce, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, King Mez, Ab-Soul, Mac Miller, 9th Wonder, Rapsody, Jamla Records, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Paradime, Curren$y, Khleo Thomas, MK Asante, BroccoliCity, Beat Making Lab, WISH ATL, AGS boutique, Danny Brown, Nipsey Hussle, Janelle Monae and TDE.
After 4 years of running Woodville Unltd, I realized that I had learned and accomplished a lot on my own but there was a lot more I could learn from working for other successful companies. I closed Woodville in May 2014 in search of learning opportunities at other companies I admired