I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Illustration, from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2002. Since then, I've had many adventures in the art and design world, including: fine art gallery management, ownership, and marketing; being a Creative Director at a marketing agency, specializing in the Travel and Tourism Industry; a position as a Junior Web Designer at a development agency; co-producing the award winning Nocturnal Mockery Art Festivals, in Colorado Springs; printing fine art and limited edition giclée reproductions for other artists; designing, screenprinting, and marketing apparel, for Edifice Clothing; and several years as a contractor in the graphic design and web development industries.
My skill set: Even though I am very curious and like to understand all aspects of a project, I usually focus on design, project strategy, light development, server configurations, client communication, search engine optimization, and company branding.
My work style: I am very patient and high-endurance, low dominance, and midline extroversion and conformity. This enables me to chisel my way through just about any problem, and have the self discipline to see every project through to the very end, without losing momentum. I see myself as a Synthetic Right-Brainer, meaning I am primarily very creative, but have an ability to balance my thought processes and problem solving with logic. I have a natural tendency towards leadership, and enjoy leading projects and managing teams.
I currently live in Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. Some things that I think are awesome, besides design, are: reading classic literature; drawing and painting; upgrading and tuning (but not repairing) my car; collecting fine art; negative space; studying the French language and watching old French films; and traveling.
I'm an artist, and rather than append that title with the word "starving", I lend my creativity to web design. Not such a bad gig, methinks. For reasons!
The Internet embodies great potentials; creative ideas flourish, reason is persuasive, and the spread of information is, infact, good. Notions that I get to explore more elaborately because of my involvement with web design.
Every project for me is one where design and function take precedence before all else; an antithesis to the predominant aesthetic trends of today that speak of nothing aside from ambiguity and indecision.
I'm passionate about creativity, about new ideas. I'm obsessed with how and these things can be distilled into good design and good code, and how relevant thoughtful design can be within culture.