Born in Illinois but raised in Texas, I returned to the land of my birth to begin college. After a couple of years, a broken neck and retiring from the glamour sport of competitive swimming my intense longing for breakfast tacos brought me back to Texas. Graduating with honors with a BFA in Communication Design from Texas State University in San Marcos, I began lugging my portfolio both near and far in search of gainful employment. I was fortunate to ultimately land under the tutelage of Rex Peteet at Sibley/Peteet Design in Austin, and thus began my professional design career.

After an amazing seven-plus year run working with and learning from some truly incredible — and incredibly talented — people I had the opportunity for greater responsibility as creative director at boutique Austin-based marketing & public relations firm Staats Falkenberg.

My home life is shared with an amazing wife, an incredible half-year-old daughter, two dogs and three cats. I also do a fair bit of photography on the side whether it's live music, a wedding or simply bumming around on the weekend.