Dorthe (pronounced Dorta) grew up in Copenhagen and studied textile and graphic design at Kolding — Denmark’s premier design school. While traveling during an off-semester in 2007, she met Billy (Kearins) and after a quick succession of events lured him back to Copenhagen where they started a family and Dorthe finished her schooling. After a couple of kids, they packed up their things and made their way back to the sun.
Dorthe has the final say in most of the graphic works that come out of COAST and has miraculously managed to translate her clean and contemporary aesthetic — a Scandinavian staple — to COAST’s raw and often chaotic existence.
In addition to print and web-based graphic work, Dorthe has a brilliant eye for interior design and oversees the merchandising and displays in the showroom.
When she can manage a spare hour away from work and kids, she loves to relax at the beach, paddleboard the flats, and practice headstands and sun salutations at the Yoga Sanctuary.