meet our designers
Check out some of the creatives that make Bad Madge extra special!
Colleen Townend Jewelry
Colleen Townend is a Jewelry Artist, Vintage Jewelry Consultant, and Appraiser. She is a local self-taught jewelry artist and designer. She's inspired by the mysterious history of vintage jewelry and her passion is giving new life to forgotten treasures to create one of a kind pieces. She has been scouring flea markets and estate sales for vintage and antique jewelry since her teens and uses her years of experience and skill to care for and appraise much of the vintage jewelry you’ll find here at Bad Madge.
The Eliza Tolley Collection
Eliza studied Art at San Diego State University and has been painting ever since. She was previously a featured artist at Adorn Gallery, Patrick Moore Gallery, and has done numerous commissioned pieces for interior designers and long-time customers. Her collections at Bad Madge are versatile, ranging from original paintings, macrame, and custom-crafted art pieces. Her style gives you a little tiki and abstract (with mid-century vibes). When asked about her work, she replies that she loves color and that each person sees something different in her pieces. The more you look at them, the more you will see, and enjoy.
San Diego born Jennafer Grace Carter is the bohemian retro goddess at Bad Madge. She studied at Fashions Career College here in San Diego and has a mixed background in fashion and adventure. She is a textile-inspired designer with a timelessly funky eye. Her collection at Bad Madge is filled with fun kimonos, turbans, dresses, and sets filled with retro goodness. Her items are carefully designed with confident, eclectic muses in mind. All garments and accessories are handcrafted with the intention of being worn and loved for many years to come.
Leslie Phillips is a full-time artist with studio space located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She works in many different modalities and has an ever-changing creative (and colorful) imagination. Some of her favorite creative materials include: ceramic tile, vintage upholstery fabric, flour sack towels, block printing ink, and upcycled materials of all kinds. She spends most of her time creating her handmade ceramic tile coasters, which are some of her most popular works (and are here at Bad Madge!).
Born and raised in Paris France and London UK, Valentine studied art at Parsons School of Design in New York. She also studied in Central Saint Martins in London. It is there she picked up various skills and easily changes mediums from printing fabric, making jewelry, painting a mural or doing leatherwork. She opened L’Atelier in Mission Hills in 2016, with the idea to be more public, share art, teaches and sell art & craft and supports other San Diego artist as well. Her collection at Bad Madge typically includes super cool printed textiles and jewelry.