Born and raised in California, Brandi spent a lot of time drawing at Disneyland (of all places!) until she started working there. She began doing portraits and caricatures on the spot at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure in 2003, pursuing that for a year and a half before moving to Trader Joe’s to become an in-store artist.
In 2006, Brandi moved to Oregon where she continued to be the artist for the local Trader Joe’s, as well as dipping her toes into selling at anime conventions for a few years. She retired from anime shows in 2008, and focused on her job with Trader Joe’s as well as her own art. In 2014, when she moved to Washington, to begin to pursue life as full-time freelance artist. Since then, she has resumed selling at pop culture conventions around the Pacific Northwest and beyond, such as Rose City Comic Con, OrcaCon, GeekCraftExpo SEA and PDX, and of course, her home show, Emerald City Comic Con, as well as a number of smaller shows scattered about. She began to spread her wings further to shows like Denver Pop Culture Con, Wondercon, Planet Comicon, and Phoenix Fan Fusion.
Brandi has a deep love of art nouveau and gaming, both video and tabletop roleplaying games. She has been merging the two, along with some of her beloved pop culture, creating delicate ornamentally-styled pieces celebrating geek culture.
Presently, Brandi is also working on the Tabletop Tarot deck – a Rider-Waite-Smith clone tarot deck merging her love of art nouveau, tarot, and tabletop roleplaying games. She hopes to have the deck finished and published by the end of 2022.
When Brandi isn’t drawing (which isn’t very often), she can be found playing D&D or Final Fantasy XIV Online.