Vanessa is the creative director at the
University of California and the
co-founder and creative director at
Coléoptère — modern fine jewelry
designed and made entirely and
sustainably in California.

Her work in creative direction, brand development, and
design has been recognized by, among others, Fast Com-
pany, Communication Arts, The Creative Review, AIGA,
Print, Brand New, and How.

Debuting in late 2013, Coléoptère’s pieces have already
been featured in Vogue, Town & Country, W magazine, Elle,
Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, and more.

She is a wife, mother, and co-caretaker of rather small, and
accidental, urban farming concern.