Originally from Alaska, USA, Traci pursued her love for the creative arts during her studies exploring one form of storytelling after another. Her work as a Costume Crafts Technician in theatre included time with Utah Shakespeare Festival and PlayMaker's Repertory Company (Chapel Hill, NC). Upon immigrating to New Zealand, she pursued freelance mascot design and the construction of unusual props and costumes. Her creations appeared on Pulp Sport, Wanna-Ben, and Jono and Ben at Ten. Since retraining as a digital character designer, she has worked with nationally-recognised children's singer songwriters Anna van Riel and Kath Bee to bring their delightful songs to children in New Zealand through animated music videos.