Lindsay Locatelli was formerly a graphic design major at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Amid her years as a student, she shifted from working on paper to constructing her ideas into semi-functional objects. After changing her major to Furniture Design, Lindsay went on to graduate with a BFA in 2009. Ensuing the completion of her B.F.A., Lindsay took a brief hiatus to experience and explore the great Southwest. Over the course of a year, she lived in three cities within the state of New Mexico: Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. During this stretch of time, she became akin to the extensive diversity of the state's climate, landscape, flora and fauna and the varying lifestyle of living in these regions.