I draw inspiration from tattoo flash art, nautical flags, cowboy bandanas, vintage oil cans, space age design, the desert, skate culture, line art and tchotchkes among many other things. I firmly believes in self deprecation and will often plant my tongue firmly into my cheek.
TLDR; 30 something, married, has a son, 2 dogs, still skates, likes art.
My focus is a little scattered. Branding is my main passion, but anything interesting to design is in my wheelhouse. I started designing logos at 15 for local construction companies and called it t-shirt design. Little did I know this was branding and I was doing something so much bigger than a t-shirt. Design became more of a hobby as other things came along. I spent most of my late teens and all of my twenties working in construction and eventually as a contractor, doing everything from renovating houses to designing and building furniture for boutique stores. Throughout each new venture came a new excuse to design a brand, build a website, and create.
I had a kid, got married got a couple dogs and decided to follow my passion. I started designing a lot more, sometimes for money. I eventually went back to school, I started small at Long Beach City College. Then transferred to CSULB where I am currently studying graphic design and feeling like an old man.
I have discovered that I love to build, whether it is a home, a table, or a brand. Building something from nothing is what drives me (and dogs they really make life great in every possible way.)