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 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.
Since 2015 I have been posted as a visual designer at Amazon and am fascinated by the digital evolution of retail. During my time there, I have art directed photo shoots, worked on marketing for brick-and-mortar grocery pickup, built web experiences with UX designers, created direct mail campaigns and designed logos and brand guidelines.
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 sell my crafts on Etsy. Other times I give them as gifts.