Alyson Beaton is an inter-disciplinary designer/maker and entrepreneur who has been practicing since 1997. She received her BED (undergraduate architecture) from Texas A&M University and went on to receive her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago focusing on Visual Communications. She draws inspiration from the world around her. She often finds herself lost in her own imagination as she walks through a magical narrative a previous generation built. Her houses and products are directly inspired by her life and experiences and has launched many projects and businesses over the years.
Over the years on top of starting several creative businesses she has also been a design professor. In her work she experiments with material and creates projects that follow her life and often involve the user to interact with each project. She launched her line of architectural paper little houses in 2012 on kickstarter and her entrepreneurial venture continued. After putting herself in the shoes of a small start up businesses she has gained knowledge about starting a creative business and bringing a product to market. She collaborates with her husband Matt on many projects including several home renovations.
Lille Huset over the years: