Merrick Monroe is a neurodivergent polymath who would rather learn from real-world experience than formal education, and she never avoids a challenge. She works/dabbles in most any creative field she can find the time for, which has included photography, modeling, jewelry and accessory design, graphic and web design, convention planning, and art curation… with all too much experience in retail management and customer service. A coolhunter by instinct, Merrick loves to push her comfort zone to include new formats, methods of distribution, and foci, making new connections to bring about innovation and novelty.

With a personal style somewhere between art school drop-out (accurate) and Cenobyte (maybe someday), Merrick plays with her outward presentation as much as her creative focus. She prefers odd numbers in multiples of 3; thrives on colour yet wears all black. She is a geek, a dork, a pervert and a hedonist. This is a person who has no idea what she is doing half the time and rather likes it that way; she feels it keeps her honest. “Professional” could apply but not in the ways you’d put on a resume.

Merrick was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon and moved to the Portland area in 2006. If she could she’d own her own retail store, have the time to read every book she buys, and have a never-ending supply of ingredients for DIY smoothies. When she’s not taking photos of herself or her dog Irma, you can find Merrick working with and organizing various collections (comics, music, plants…), drinking coffee, sweating it out at the gym, and being generally awesome.