Hello! I’m Hailey.
I'm a writer, designer, and curious traveler from Boise, Idaho. I currently call the forested hills of Kelowna, British Columbia home.
I love books, tent camping, and making playlists for long road trips. I’m inspired by the textures and patterns of distant landscapes, and I thrive on the often-overlooked details.
As a writer I have a degree in Professional Writing, but my heart beats for Creative Nonfiction and Travel Journalism. I’ve published travelogues, listicles, interviews, and tourism content, but I love stories, essays, and memoirs too.
I keep journals and write postcards to home from wherever I go. My blog Go Forth, Explorer was featured in National Geographic Traveller’s Best of the Blogs June 2014.
As a designer I have a degree in Textile Design (specifically Product Development) but my creative energy often goes elsewhere, like layout design and branding work. I also specialize in data visualization and infographic design.
I use a mix of hand drawn elements with typography, photography, and strong layout. Although I work in digital design for most finished products, starting on paper grounds the work for me. I love sketching in pencil, watching watercolors bleed together, and feeling the scratch of a nib that leaves glossy lines of wet ink.