Growing up around the picturesque views of New England, Hope Macdonald embraced a bright and bold color palette at an early age. She earned her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012, before moving to New York City to begin her career. After working as a corporate apparel and accessories designer for several years, she launched her namesake brand in the spring of 2017. Through her collection of printed leather goods, Hope aims to merge her lifelong passion for color and prints with clean, functional design to create a totally fresh line of accessories. 

When off duty, Hope spends winter weekends escaping to Jupiter Island, Florida and summers on the shores of Rhode Island. She resides in a colorful co-op in the West Village of Manhattan with her spotted dog, Pablo.