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About Me

Maybe it was sniffing markers in my fort as a child, or ingesting copious amounts of Play-Doh that sculpted my creative path.


In any case, I knew from a young age that design was the only thing for me to do. I was an average student, with above average ability to skip class, I always found myself in the art rooms getting my hands dirty with a new project. I started college in Boston where I met other art nerds just like me, however the rolling hills of Ohio called me back and I finished my fine arts degree at OSU. I spent many years in the darkroom until it was time to quit my job, sell my enlarger, and move 2,400 miles to the city by the bay.


Since that day, I've been working as an art director, visual designer, and UI/UX butt kicker for corporations, integrated agencies, and startups. In my spare time I love to play tennis, drink South American wine, and watch depressing movies (not all at once). My guilty pleasures include: Hall & Oates, Nicolas Cage, and Mexican chocolate.


Below the Fold
February 28, 2015

Something to Share About

While recently doing some user research on a web design, I learned a cold hard fact about social media and...

Below the Fold
February 8, 2015

What Lies Beneath... the Fold

There is still an irrational fear that anything existing beneath the fold is lost in the abyss. I am here to assure you...

January 18, 2015

innovation and the digital unicorn

The word "innovative" hardly misses a sentence in my workplace meetings lately. Maybe it's because...

December 29, 2014

Creative Management

It has been a common thread through my life that managers can’t manage creatives. I have never understood why there...

December 1, 2013

The Future, in 3-D

No, I’m not talking about watching Sandra Bullock float in space for 2 hours, I’m talking about real life plastic prototypes...

October 20, 2013

The good, the bad, the Banksy

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the past few weeks, hearing about Banksy has been unavoidable. His current month long project...

October 12, 2013

Think Different

I have always been attracted to the notion of questioning norms, many of the people I admire throughout history were considered rogues and revolutionaries...

October 3, 2013

Toddler Art or Modern Art

Recently I was sent a link to take the quiz ‘Can You Tell The Difference Between Modern Art And Paintings By Toddlers?’ I scored a moderate 8 out of 11...

April 14, 2013

Failure - it’s ok. No, really.

This is something I have heard from a lot of sources, but something I never truly believed until recently. I thought this was just some corporate jargon to help make...

January 18, 2013

No Need To Be So Literal

It is true that a good portion of the population is pretty dense, but that is no reason that the rest of us should have to suffer by making too obvious works of art. Symbolism, allegory, imagery...

December 10, 2012

Creativity - It's Not Imaginary

The subject of creativity in the work place isn’t just another reason to complete a full-socket eye roll, it’s actually a really important thing. Thinking outside the box does not...

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