So, here you are at the “about” page which—I assume—means you’re looking to know what my whole thing is. I like to live by some advice a famous person I nervously spoke to at the Beat Kitchen once. I asked the standard-issue, “what advice would you give to a young artist?” question. They told me, “Be Yourself and Make a Lot of Stuff.” You may notice that I capitalized the words in the words because, like, wouldn’t that make a great book title?
I won’t dump any exhaustive descriptions of my work history on here. If I write you a cover letter, you can trudge through that. So suffice it to say that, throughout my life, I have had the following titles: Art Director, Touring Musician, Creative Director, Toy Store Manager, Sr. Design Consultant, Illustrator, Talk Show Host, Arts Collective Founder, Barista, Graphic Designer, Creative Manager, Video Editor, Photographer, Chuck E. Cheese Game Room Attendant, Finish Line Manager, Kid Who Works at Target, and one time I dressed as Buff Andy Warhol With a Dog Face Covered in Scorpions for Halloween.
I grew up in a farm town outside of Chicago but I tell everyone I’m from Chicago because I lived there for 12 years and it just sounds better than “farm town outside of Chicago.” Now I live in Baltimore, a city who’s actual slogan is “The Greatest City in America.” I then attended Columbia College in the Illustration BFA program which was cool. While in Columbia, I began my career as a freelancer. For the sake of transparency, the first couple years of “freelancing” essentially meant making $10 posters for my friends’ bands and being confused about the world. I got better, I promise.