Throughout her career, Ray has developed expertise in environmental branding, photography, and web management. Prior to joining Jarrad in 2022, she served as lead designer of wallpaper and murals for WallsNeedLove, a Nashville-based wall covering company. Previously, she held a packaging designer role with Lowe’s, where she worked closely with the private brand team to elevate and promote consistency within house brands.
From the Carolinas, Ray earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in design from Winthrop University. While there, she worked in the textile industry creating bespoke patterns and several sold-out quilting collections. During that time she also freelanced with numerous design clients across the region.