Designer, Illustrator, and Nerd.
I make art.
Combat wounded soldier turned firefighter and EMT turned illustrator and graphic designer. My life experiences have taught me the importance of making yourself flexible and the power of evolution. That evolution has helped me build established brands a new visual voice that stands out from their competition.
At my heart, I am and will always be a nerd. Tabletop, movies, board games, television, and video games have been a constant source of inspiration and relaxation for as long as I can remember. There are few things that drive my creativity as far and as consistently as nerd culture.
Every project is different, and every piece needs to fit the desired outcome. Each design, each element, every photo or illustration is one piece of the overall brand puzzle. No two brands are the same, and lessons learned from each design problem inform future work.
My work evolves with the styling and needs of the brand I'm working on, always keeping in mind the guidelines and end use for each piece of artwork.
Stories deserve better than a stock photo and bad photoshop. The work writers do is important and bringing those stories to life through illustrating abstract concepts or helping to tell part of the story is always a unique challenge.
Find my editorial work here.
I created Call For Fire to stretch my legs in product and apparel design again while making space for other nerdy veterans like myself to laugh, talk, and share in the unique experiences we collectively lived.
A lifestyle brand I developed as a response to the type of work I was interested in making at the time. Dark, brooding, and poetic.