I was born to do this work. For as long as I can remember my eye has traced the letterforms, logos, shapes, and colors that permeate my world. As a teenager, I discovered skateboarding and punk-rock, two scenes rich in visual language. It was in these counter culture environments that the foundations of my aesthetic and world-view were laid. It was through skateboarding that I came to understand brands had personalities, and that the graphics they used could define and communicate emotional qualities and character. It is also where my love of photography sprouted, resulting in my first published work. I graduated from San Diego City College in 2013 and won the photography category at the AIGA/SD student portfolio review. Since school, I have followed my passion for design, creating work for print, packaging, interactive, and social-media platforms at creative agencies and for lifestyle brands.