The Early Years
I was born in southern Illinois where I lived a majority of my life. I, for a short time, lived in Camden, Maine. Even though that was a brief period in my life, many memories and experiences from that time have stayed with me and influenced me greatly. My mother was an art teacher at the … Read More
The Early Years
I was born in southern Illinois where I lived a majority of my life. I, for a short time, lived in Camden, Maine. Even though that was a brief period in my life, many memories and experiences from that time have stayed with me and influenced me greatly. My mother was an art teacher at the local grade school I attended, my father an avid golfer. With both parents by my side, art & golf quickly became my two first loves. My early background in art helped me acquire a strict attention to detail. This traditional sense of design then evolved and fused with a more urban, fresh, and bold style when I entered college.
I attended the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA. This was the first time in my life that I could give my desire to design and create, my fullest attention. I began to study design, not only through my college courses but also through experiences outside the classroom in very art influenced metropolitan areas such as Chicago, New York City, Washington D.C., and St. Louis. I was also fortunate enough to travel abroad to Europe and be a student to the european elements of design, which I have been very inspired by ever since. I visited such countries as France, Germany, Luxembourg, Holland, Belgium, and Scotland. Taking these experiences from art in so many different cultures and regions back to school helped me advance my work to a much higher level.
Life as a Collegiate Athlete
I was a member of the SCAD men's golf team. I was a starter on the team for all four years of college. This taught me a very valuable lesson in time management, setting goals, and managing priorities. Hard work and a dedication to my craft and athletic ability helped me become a Scholar All-American as a Junior and Senior (2007-08, 2008-09) and a member of the All-Conference Academic team my sophomore, junior, and senior years (2006-'07, 2007-'08, 2008'-09') for the Southern Sun Conference. I was also recognized on the All-South Region team my senior year (2008-09). My college athletics department awarded me the Strength and Training Male Athlete of the Year for SCAD 2008-09. If you're up for a round, let me know...
Hopes for the Future
As I continue my career as a Graphic Designer in D.C. I hope to always advance my learning with new techniques and styles. I wish to influence many and contribute something great to society through my design and creation. I also hope to continue the many good things I have in my life right now.