Sean participates in the annual Spanish Market along with her brother, Jason Younis y Delgado, who practices Spanish Colonial Tinwork as a 5th generation tinsmith. Sean also found early guidance when paired with the local Santa Fe artist and gallery-owner, Victoria Rabinowe through the Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sean achieved a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Virginia in 1995 and has pursued design in all its forms with her husband, Daryl Wells, under their shared company, Twilight Design Studio. The education from the University gave Sean a foundation of and love for the philosophy of design, something which she incorporates into everything she produces. Although they have always produced collateral marketing materials for their architecture clients, the waning market for architectural design naturally guided them towards developing the graphics and marketing aspects of their studio.
For Spanish Market, Sean is contracted to limit skeleton (“muerto”) imagery to the regional folk character “Doña Sebastiana,” the bow-carrying wooden figure that rides in the “Death Cart”. Always having an affinity for the skeleton images associated with Dia de los Muertos, Sean began researching the Doña image in relation the the popular Muertos of Mexico. Through her research, Sean came to understand the uniqueness of the regional Doña image and began promoting it as a way to connect with the regional history by catching the interest of people already fascinated with Muerto imagery. Her unusual Doña retablo paintings quickly became recognized and associated with her. Each label carries a unique muerto character with the graphic layout prepared by Daryl.