Cassandra Ott grew up in Pittsburgh, PA surrounded by her mother’s textiles and father’s architectural renderings and drafting supplies. She earned her BFA in Fine Arts Photography from the University of Cincinnati, and that background in art and photography are central to both her design career and art practice. She is a designer by trade, serving as Creative Director for Riverside Design Group, a contemporary dinnerware design company. Her artwork is a mixture of color, pattern and abstraction, focusing heavily on repetitive forms with a photographic foundation. Cassandra is currently working on translating her works into a pattern design collection. After 14 years in Chicago, she is a recent transplant to Buffalo, NY where she lives with her husband, son and two cats. If you are interested in working together, please get in touch.