My Story


This journey began as a teenager when I got to design my bedroom all by myself. I remembering selecting the perfect paint color, bedspread and curtains. Oh it was so fun! I went on to study art studio and art history in college. I spent most my career managing non-profit organizations and doing development work and dreamed of having my own design business.  I enjoyed making our homes beautiful cozy places and helping friends with their home décor. With a busy family and career the time wasn’t quite right.

The opportunity to start Purple Coneflower Design came with a move to Hibbing, MN for my husbands career. When I decided that its time to make my dream happen, it was scary and exciting all at once. I put my art background, love for antiques, and my organizational skills all to work.   In the fall of 2017 Purple Coneflower Design was launched. I took it once step at a time, doing craft shows, and designing pieces, starting with a Facebook page. It also took encouragement and support of my family and friends to put myself out there.

Today, I’m a member at Makerspace. Makerspace allows me to work on bigger furniture piece and access equipment I don’t have. It’s also a community of “Makers” that have been incredibly valuable. Check out my Upcoming Events page to see what events I’ll be at in the upcoming months.

Thanks you for visiting Purple Coneflower Design!