I have always loved fashion and design. After graduating with a degree in Mathematics, I attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. While there, I worked for many young designers for 4 years. In 2008, my mother (and co-owner) and I, launched Dornink Couture and opened a retail location in downtown Des Moines. I have been designing and producing custom apparel ranging from bridal, evening, and cocktail gowns to show choir and ballet costumes for various productions around the country for over 10 years.
I love a variety of projects whether its the high end fashion of evening gowns or designing dresses out of bacon or creating costumes for FIFA World Cup Beach Soccer dancers or producing shows out of Bubble Wrap, I’m always up for a new challenge.