I am an architectural designer and artist with a growing knowledge of fabrication and photography.  I am an avid painter and illustrator with a love for freehand drawing, and most recently have been involved in wood, leather and metal work, sculpture, graphic design and print. My passions ascribe to a higher understanding of materiality and craftsmanship with a strong respect for context and source.  I also have a love for exploration, history, and culture. I approach every project; architectural and other, with the desire to explore new aspects of design and fabrication while discovering something new about myself. 

I attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where I received my Bachelor of Architecture in the Spring of 2014.  I graduated Magna Cum Laude and hold a minor in Sustainable Environments.  I currently reside in the Bay Area.  

I founded a handcrafted leather goods company a few years ago, works for purchase can be found here:  www.thirtyeighthparallel.bigcartel.com.   It is a home for my many tactile and material explorations; all pieces are designed, proto-typed and produced in my modest North Bay studio.

 

Email | msteenport@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae | Melissa Steenport