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

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

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

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

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