Van Halen. Never really a big fan, but when I was a kid, I thought their logo was super cool. I began drawing it on my schoolbook covers (yeah, we had to put paper book covers on all of our text books in middle school). Around the same time, I saw a documentary on PBS about the Ivory Billed woodpecker. The lore and mystery surrounding that bird fascinated me so much that I began spending my evenings learning how to animals while the T.V. set was on. That lasted until I graduated from high school and bought a bass guitar. Music became my focus.
It was through the act of promoting my band, that I combined my drawing skills with my graphic design interests. I created gig flyers, decorated practice spaces, made stage props, took promo photos, design business cards and conjured covers for demos. Eventually, I left the music scene and returned to school and earned two degrees; a BA in Communication Design and a BA in Studio Art, both from Texas State University.
I believe that well crafted design is instrumental in evoking and maintaining the emotional disposition a person has towards another individual, a group, a product and/or a company. I also believe that art can direct and re-directs a culture.
I offer over 15 years of experience, specializing in logos, visual branding, print and digital communications, album covers, portraiture and illustration.
If you have a design or art need, let's meet for coffee. My treat. If you're out of the area, then let's visit online, or, just send me a note and let's discover if I'm a good fit. If not, hey, we know someone new in the world. If we are a good fit, then yay! Let's make something hum.