Bess has been making mirrors in traditional and innovative ways since 2013. She draws from her education from Milwaukee’s Peck School in fine art and graphic design, as well as the analytical and management skills from a 12 year career in international banking, to manage the production of unique hand-made mirrors. Her talents and education in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and design inform her aesthetic sensibilities and attention to detail.
Telecommuting in print design, Bess created over 800 ads and 50 restaurant menus, cultivating the skills needed to work simultaneously in a creative, self-driven environment and also on a rigorous timeline. During this two year stint in print design, she worked daily with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Bess sharpened her talent for self-critique and worked with clients to find the visual solution that works best, which is equally necessary in making one-of-a-kind mirrors for high-end clientele. Her previous career in international banking gave her communication skills and a respect for the work she and her teammates do together to create a product second to none.