for as long as i can remember
Brighten Made came to life during my evenings and weekends while working in the corporate world. I was ready to move beyond the walls of my gray cubicle at Better Homes and Gardens and pursue a passion that was uniquely my own. And while I had previously launched a wedding stationery company as a creative outlet, it still wasn’t fulfilling my drive for more. So, after putting my time in at the 9-5 (and driving my then fiancé, now husband, mad from never looking up from my computer), I took the leap to pursue my passion full-time... and I haven't looked back since.
When I’m not designing, you can find me scouring the aisles of Target (or Anthro), working on the next project for my 1920s abode, snuggled up my two fur babies (Pickles and Tito), or exploring DSM with my husband Joe.
My love for magazines came full-circle when I landed my first job at Better Homes & Gardens as a graphic designer, then promoted to art director