Cori Magee / Pretty Haute Mess Hi there, I’m Cori Magee!

I’m a freelance graphic designer with a background in interior design. When I’m not working on freelance graphic design projects, I’m contributing on design blogs or rambling right here on my own blog… No matter what I’m working on, you’ll always find me with my headphones on listening to podcasts, music or streaming my current favorite crime drama on Netflix because I’m an introvert and it’s what I do.

I currently live in Los Angeles with my husband and our two adopted fur kids, a cat and a dog. Although I’m always in the process of convincing my husband to move to NYC or Sweden – one for the bagels and the other for the modern design scene.

The name Pretty Haute Mess came about because I wanted a title for my blog that could wrap up all types of design. Bonus, it also describe me pretty well. We’re all flawed in some way, life isn’t perfect and neither is design. You have to get a little messy before you can make any progress.

On this blog you’ll find a wide range of creative content. I like to feature interior design inspiration, product round ups, design reviews, as well as lifestyle stories. You’ll also find the random personal posts where I talk about my life as a designer living in Los Angeles. My goal is to always bring each post back around to design somehow.