Hellen completed her Bachelor of Science at Art Center College of Design with a focus on Environmental and Interior Design in 1993. Since that time, she has worked with with several noteworthy interior design firms in the Bay Area. She offers years of experience in commercial and high-end residential design. Her award-winning designs have been highlighted in local magazines, including San Jose Magazine and California Home and Design. Her work was also featured in the Charming Cottages of Palo Alto showcase home tour.
When not working, Hellen volunteers as the art curator at Abilities United, a non-profit organization that supports children and adults with disabilities, their families and the community. She promotes the artwork from the talented artists at Abilities United from all service areas and programs. Her interior design background and skills make each piece of art shine. Using primarily donated frames and mat boards, Hellen painstakingly chooses the frame style and mat color and cuts the mat to best complement the artwork. Because the pieces are so beautifully and professionally presented, the art sells more quickly and for a higher price than could be commanded without the frames. Her work helped increase the number of art exhibits in the community and art appreciators throughout the Bay Area have purchased many original works from the artists. In recognition of Hellen’s volunteer work, she received the president’s volunteer service award and the service above self award from San Andreas Regional Center.
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“I want other people to see the beautiful artwork individuals with disabilities are capable of creating; to help people see their talent and ability rather than their disability”
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