Olivia is interested in the role of digital technology in the fabric of contemporary lives and rearranging how our memories are collected and formulated in our consciousness.
Formerly a pre-med science major at Pomona College, Olivia went on to a second degree in graphic design at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and then headed off to New York where she worked for agencies and various boutiques. But her interest in visual communication as a storytelling vehicle about the human condition brought her back to her science background, classical piano training and ballet.
Coming back to San Francisco, Olivia’s work has expanded to photography and video in collaboration with movement-based performers. Recently, she collaborated with Lenora Lee Dance, who was an Artist in Residence at San Francisco deYoung Museum. There, Olivia designed video installations that were projection-mapped onto five surfaces in the center foyer of the Museum. The piece premiered in November of 2013.
In addition to theater work, Olivia continues to work as a graphic and video media designer. Some of her clients include San Francisco Dance Center, San Francisco Performances, Brooklyn Children’s Museum and San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum. She was commissioned to design a permanent exhibit video projection for Oakland Museum of California’s Natural History Gallery.
Olivia has been nominated two times for the Isadora Duncan Award for Visual Design and she is a recent grant recipient of San Francisco Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Commission for 2015-2016.
Since childhood, Annette has been fascinated by creating stories and characters that inspire her to make spaces (hello Barbie’s Condo!). She found her way to studying architecture at the University of Florida and realized that through design she could share her passion with others.
With over 20 years of experience with a focus on interior design, Annette has been exploring multi-sensory design and weaving art with science to promote spaces of discovery for her clients. Annette truly believes that art and design can inspire people to soar beyond their limits and strives for this in every project.
Originally from South Florida, Annette left the warm Atlantic waters to design interiors for award-winning firms in Los Angeles, Singapore and San Francisco. Many of her current and former clients are leaders in their industries and are always passionate about what they do. They include Warner Bros., Stanford University, Rhino Records, Genentech, Singapore Changi Airport, and even the beloved late Bay Area Feng Shui master, Liu Ming.
Annette is a licensed architect in California, an NCIDQ
certified interior designer, LEED AP ID&C, and a member of IIDA Northern California.
She has recently been commissioned for an art installation for San Francisco Art Commission’s newly remodeled Herbst Theater gallery, to re-open to public in December 2015.