A senior art director, designer, photographer, and artist who grew up skateboarding, making art, and playing in punk bands. As a result, many of the skills I refined in the creative world were first developed on the mean suburban streets of Chicago's underground hardcore, punk, and metal scenes ☠️⛓️🖤. Designing, and self-releasing albums, booking cross-country tours, making logos, posters, and merch, working with labels large and small, shooting and editing promotional videos, networking, and organizing DIY shows for the better part of 20 years
During this time I earned two BFAs from UIC (Graphic Design and Moving Image) and supported myself with freelance design work 🤺, mostly in hybrid roles where I did a little bit of everything 👨🏼💻, including a lot of web design in the early days.
In 2019, I earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania 💸 with an emphasis on cultural analysis, photography, video, and installation. I taught photo and design classes at UPenn, as well as in youth summer programs, such as Digital Media Academy and National Geographic Student Expeditions ⛰️. I have a strong passion for leading, for sharing knowledge, for learning with others, and for making things collaboratively.
Today, I run a small zine press called Mechanical Soft Press 📖, recently earned my motorcycle license, and got rid of my apartment in NYC to travel in Europe for the first two months of 2023 (will eat Italian food with you any day of the week 🍝 ). You can currently find me trying on the LA lifestyle at my friend's apartment on the East Side.
Recent clients include Capitol One, HSS, Rock Center, Stackwell, Acrisure, MintNFT, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health📈. I get particularly jazzed about conceptual problem solving, campaign creative, pitch decks, social, branding, experimental design, writing, and anything digital.
View my resume here and reach out anytime ✉️ 🔗 📸