Behind the Mask (& the Mouse)
I have over 10 years of experience designing a wide variety of digital projects across a gamut of clients. From drawing Larry Bird sketches and terrible-looking Simpsons characters as a kid, to now designing websites for major clients, creating things has always seemed like such a no-brainer. But, while the creative juices are definitely flowing, I’m also a person of order and organization; breathing life into a usable, concise, and practical design from of a mess of content and disarray is something that I take a lot of pleasure in.
As much as I enjoy geeking out in front of the computer, I try to enjoy the physical side of life as often as I can. I’m an avid cook (I make a mean chicken parm.), a perpetually-optimistic Chicago Cubs fan, a bourbon lover, and a sucker for a good sunset.
However, my largest non-arts passion is in the martial... err, arts. I’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for almost 10 years now, and I’m lucky to have found a hobby that I’m so addicted to. While there are countless physical and self-defense benefits to the art, mental betterments like discipline, confidence, humbleness, goal-setting, and others have helped me to translate success into other areas of my life.
Most people would describe me as a jokester, a weirdo, a geek, and a creative genius all rolled into one. Making people laugh is one of my favorite things, and I actually used to perform around DC as a stand-up comedian. I love a good prank (even when they are on me), dropping obscure pop-culture references, and casually inserting movie quotes into regular coversation.