Sacha Columbia Bell, B.Des.
I’m a Toronto person.
Born and raised in the great white north, I did a stint in Philadelphia and now currently live in Seattle. I refer to coloured pencils as ‘pencil crayons’, a knit hat as a ‘toque’ and a traffic cone as a ‘pylon’.
I’m a fashion person.
I have a degree in Fashion Design from Ryerson University and worked as an apparel buyer for 6 years including Bluenotes in Toronto and Free People in Philadelphia. I can merchandise, plan collections, identify opportunities, plan photo shoots, pattern draft, obsess over textiles and fit, and talk about obscure colour names for hours on end.
I’m a design person.
I have 2 years under my belt as a graphic designer at Amazon. I am obsessed with the digital evolution of retail. I get to art direct photo shoots, work on marketing for brick-and-mortar grocery pick up, build out web experiences, create direct mail campaigns and design brand guides.
I’m a crafty person.
When I’m not in front of a computer I can be found taking pictures or throwing pots at a local ceramics studio. Sometimes I’ll sell my crafts on Etsy. Other times I give them as gifts.