Hey, thanks for stopping by and checking out my work! If there's anything you like, drop me a line and give the contact button a click in the upper right hand corner of this site. If there's an artistic job you are in need of, I'm your guy. I'm a creative mind who likes doing it all. Feel free to contact me at any time!
This is the part where I tell you about myself. I'll keep it short!
I was born in upstate New York in '84. My interest in art began when I was very young, something like four years old. Influenced by famous cartoonists such as Jim Davis (Garfield) and Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), I surrounded myself with comic strips and drew frequently. I claimed that I wanted to be an artist or cartoonist when I grew up. Well, I'm kind of doing just that!
My largest influence over the years turned out to be Roy Lichtenstein, one of the leading artists of the 1960's Pop Art movement. Lichtenstein's comic-related subject matter and commercialized style was something I wanted to base much of my own work on. My high school senior exhibition consisted of various "pop art" drawings and paintings of my greatest childhood memories, most of which paired text with image.
Accepted at the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2003, I chose graphic design as my major, feeling it would be the best field to showcase skills and simultaneously help others. I found graphic design to be challenging but fun; a winning combination. I became deeply interested in rock concert posters and CD packaging in this time period, and took up digital photography as a hobby.
My love for music led me to my senior thesis design project, entitled "Synaesthesiac", which devised a method of translating music into static and kinetic visual representations. The project was exhibited in May of 2007 at the Samuel Dorsky Museum on the SUNY New Paltz campus. Shortly thereafter, I graduated with a BFA degree in graphic design.
Following graduation I was lucky to get a gig animating a pilot episode for a cartoon show in Los Angeles, California. All that time I spent drawing cartoons as a kid came in handy! Once the animation was completed, I ventured on a quest to land a job somewhere within "design central"... New York City.
Currently, I am happily residing in Queens, New York, working as a graphic designer and photographer in New York City. Take a look at my resume on the right for more details!
Thanks again. I hope you like what you see!