ABOUT ME

 

Van Halen. Never really a fan, but when I was a kid, I thought their logo was super cool and I practiced drawing it until I could render it without reference. About the same time, I saw a documentary on the Ivory Billed woodpecker that fascinated me so much that I began to draw birds and animals instead of watching TV. Then came along music. Not Van Halen, but bands like Echo and The Bunnymen, Love and Rockets, Opal, etc.

 

Right out of high school, I began exploring this newly discovered world of music, bought a bass and started an alternative pop band. It was through the promoting of that band that I discovered my love for graphic design. While I enjoyed writing and performing songs, I had an irresistible hunger to create gig flyers, decorate practice spaces, make stage props, take promo photos, design business cards and conjure up covers for our demo recordings. Eventually, I decided to leave music and go to college full-time where I earned two degrees; a BA in Communication Design and a BA in Studio art from Texas State University. 

 

I believe that well-designed communications are instrumental in evoking and maintaining the emotional disposition a person has towards an individual, a group, a product and/or a company. Additionally, I believe that well-designed communications can direct, re-direct and establish culture. Design, art and illustration are powerful communication tools.

 

I offer over 15 years of experience, specializing in logos, visual branding, print and digital communications, album covers, oil painting and illustration.

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