I’m Ariel. I founded Holy Voids in April of 2018 with the hopes and intentions of creating an intimate brand where I could be a part of the entire process. Here I am, being, with the privilege of making and doing and touching everything that Holy Voids puts out there.
Right now, I am the owner, designer, pattern maker, seamstress, photographer, marketer, graphic designer, interior designer and salesperson
I do have to say that I hardly ever leave my adorable retail Pop-up space at Brick PDX, but when I do I’m typically at home with my beau and our small princely cat. We make art, and talk over coffee, and mess around with instruments, and play video games, and watch cartoons constantly. I love ballpoint realism, slow brew Vietnamese coffee, guitar or ukulele, gravity shift or fe or journey, and binge watching anime or watching Steven Universe. If I’m not listening to sad boy music, you’ll find me listening to mo-town, funk or A Colors Show (It’s a really great international rap/hip hop/r&b channel. I’m listening to it right now). Also, Fleetwood.
One day, I will own a tiny house in the SW desert that I can work out of while feeling the summer nights. BUT for now, I will put my whole being into making Holy Voids to pursue it.
In my other lives I was a Color Designer at Adidas, a home renovation assistant (mostly doing construction and interior reconstruction), an Assistant Manager at a Digital Fabrication Lab, a Seamstress, and a Professional Smoothie Maker. I received a B.S. in Industrial Design and a B.S. in Sustainability (focusing on Technology and Materials) and learned all the ways that the world is thoroughly and quickly dying, and learned some of the ways I could help fix it.
I’ve been sewing for almost 15 years (mom taught me), pattern making for 3, and in business for less than 1! My passions were always with clothing, but my struggle with the idea of product creation in an oversaturated world based on consumerism stopped me from starting my own company in the past.
Oh yeah, and also, my favorite place in the whole world is Bisbee, Arizona. You should go see it someday.
Now that you’ve gotten to know me on the level of a detailed dating website, I’d love to meet you someday.
Portland Monthly’s 2019 “Emerging Designer of the Year”
Nominated Portland Fashion & Style Awards “2019 Emerging Designer of the Year” < Voting ends October 1st!