When I design, I methodically consider how each element helps the design to flow. Good design is never an accident.
Often a beacon of reserve, Shelby tends to observe and reflect in a chattering group. But her quiet dignity belies a more expressive side, and it comes alive to a swingin’ beat. In swing dance – which has brought her to competitions across the country – Shelby has found something magical. “When I dance, I get to be myself,” she says. Whether she’s doing a tuck turn, a sugar push or a side pass, she’s purely in the moment, using her skills and not overthinking. Which is also exactly what she does when she designs: Practice. Show up. Let go. Find the flow.