I was born in California and moved to Virginia at the age of nine.
...moving across the country at a formative age made me embrace a world that was larger than myself. I have always been comfortable with adventure and developed a true romance for other cultures. This love would eventually lead me to study abroad for a term in Shanghai and then take me to work for a medium sized corporation in Japan following graduation from the University of Virginia.
Japan proved to be a formative experience for a person as visual as myself. I took every opportunity to study and build a bond with the country that really propelled branding as an art form.
Design is a lifelong pursuit of mine. Under the Japanese ideal of "kaizen", or constant improvement, I dedicate myself to growing as a designer and artist throughout the course of my life.
Combining the clean minimalism of Asia with the grunge and grotesque I have grown fond of within music and science fiction is a brilliantly colorful process. I have become fascinated with the ability to create illustrative typography by hand and infuse as many interests, styles and life experiences as I can into a single piece.
I have called Portland, Oregon, (and anywhere my unusually large cat is) my home since 2010.