Tuesday Oct 5 2021

i fell in love with design, before art. i had to practice patience to see art. i needed another eye.

“Something that exists because it simply has to, not to serve anything but the maker.” 

i started putting pieces of boards and card stocks together as a child and wanted to be an architect. i always loved forms, curves and printed material (typography and fashion photo).

the first piece of public art i made was part of a group project in elementary school in Phoenix, Arizona, grade 3. it was a futuristic bus made of clay, later turned into bronze. during 2009 - 2014, my wheat paste period, i considered it unauthorized public art.

at age 9 i got my first computer (a PC) to help with severe dyslexia.  i started making websites by 15 and by 18, i had my first Apple iMac. i was completely versed in photoshop, illustrator and indesign.

i was self taught for the first decade of my career. after working at both an ad agency and design studio. i wanted to go to school. i studied fine art and film photography at phoenix college. next i went to art center college of design in pasadena california for my bfa in graphics with a focus on packaging and product design.

i have a boy child/son. he’s an active busy learner, loves music, playing his guitars, drum kits, and dancing. he has the most beautiful hair (and everything else). he’s my angel. 👼

in 2021, i started working in the non-profit sector focused on youth development. i still want to become an architect with a heavy emphasis on helping the homeless populations through creative redesign.

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