Kirsten graduated from Massey University with a Masters of Design (distinction) with a focus on digital embroidery in 2011. Upon completion of the course she was contracted by 'The Hobbit' as the main digital embroiderer, established her own embroidery company and embellished hundreds of cloaks, waistcoats and boots. Kirsten has also embroidered the couture collection for the "Hailwood" label showing at Fashion Week 2012. She also tutors digital embroidery part-time at Massey University. Previously Kirsten has worked as an upholstery designer, print designer and has been commissioned to create textile art for hotels, retail spaces and advertising. She has had several solo exhibitions of embroidered and screen-printed art.