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Hi! I'm Allison — a designer, bookworm, and lover of plants and all things tiny. Life is an endless opportunity to learn and grow — an outlook I find fantastically exciting and incredibly overwhelming all at once. This site is a little bit of everything (just the way I like it), so feel free to explore and learn more!

About Design Portfolio Shop Zesty Thistle Contact

By day (and sometimes night), I'm a designer and principal at an independent design firm called Nüpolitan. We design branding and identities, exhibitions and environmental graphics, installations, interactive displays and mobile apps, products, posters, strategic design systems, and websites.

While we're based in Fargo, ND, we work with clients all over the world to create compelling and effective design solutions. Here are a few projects we've done:

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I ♥ to cross-stitch and sew! It helps me relax and keep my hands busy while watching TV, riding in the car, and lounging in the evenings. Check out my Etsy shop where I've made a few patterns/cards/goodies of my own.

Shop Zesty Thistle See all sewing + stitching

I ♥ to read more than anything! My reading list is forever growing and bookshelf space forever shrinking. I'm currently reading:

Dare to Lead

by Brene Brown

Read something great lately? I love recommendations!


We love our home and doing projects to make it feel just right! We're currently:

Prepping to paint the basement this weekend!


A couple evenings a week I put on my stretchy pants and teach dance (ballet, tap, and jazz to be exact)! Right now I'm:

Teaching choreography for spring recital! Bring on SPRING!


The world is full of so many fantastic things! Here's something I wanted to share:

I am absolutely LOVING my new needleminder from @snugglymonkey as I putz with my latest cross stitch (Wizard of Oz themed!) So cute!

Current houseplant count:


Keep going, keep growing!