Sean Yseult is a musician, photographer and designer best known as the bassist of the band White Zombie. A scholarship graduate of Parsons School of Design NYC, she studied design and photography, and graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Design. Prior to college, she was a scholarship graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, studying ballet and visual arts.
Sean grew up in Raleigh N.C. with sister Dierdre Alisoun and parents Michael Reynolds, a noted Hemingway Scholar, and mother Ann, both English professors. Her childhood was consumed with the arts, starting piano lessons at age five with training in composition and improv, both classically and in the blues. By age eight she was performing in jazz clubs, playing blues improv on piano. At the age of six, she began ballet lessons, and was also creating her own graphic designs, influenced by her parents’ 60’s rock posters, books of Peter Max and M.C. Escher.
Sean was the co-founder, songwriter and bassist for White Zombie. She additionally created graphics, packaging design and logos for the band during her time at Parsons in NYC and afterwards. The band has two triple-platinum records, two Grammy nominations, and an MTV Moonman. White Zombie headlined sold out arenas for years and toured world-wide, playing to crowds of 80,000 to 300,000 fans.
Upon White Zombie’s break-up, Sean returned to her love of photography and design.
Her first solo photography show was in New Orleans 2012 and sold out opening night. Since then she has had multiple shows nationwide, and curated a show in San Francisco featuring her work and fellow musicians/artists such as Moby, Pat Sansone of Wilco, and Mike Watt of Minutemen.
Yseult Designs began in 2008 with Sean’s psychedelic rock’n’roll silk scarves and pillows, sold in Liberty London, Bendels and Barneys. Since then she has expanded into home decor, and looks forward to finding new worlds to cover in her creative hand drawn designs.