I'm a designer, illustrator, and maker from Seattle, Washington.
I've been making art since I was big enough to hold a paintbrush, and I'm heavily influenced by street-art, science-fiction, nature, americana, and midcentury style. I get inspired by beauty, but often even moreso by things that are a little bit weird and gritty. Whether I'm creating a clean logo using simple shapes or spreading a complex illustration across a vast canvas, I try to distill both of those concepts into the final piece. The Japanese concept of wabi-sabi describes a beauty that is grounded in the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. I believe one could easily use those descriptors for the world we live in now, and I think the art we create as humans should reflect that.
For me, controversy isn’t about instigation, but rather, a way to arrest your audience. It’s a way to plant a little bit of desire in their hearts; a yearning to turn the page and learn more about your idea. Ultimately, it’s about creating memorable images.