I'm an LA based Graphic Designer, Artist, and Craftsman. My style ranges from urban and bold, to minimalistic and peaceful adapting my work depending on the needs.
I have a diverse background in art and design. I started my journey as an Architecture student who changed majors to Graphic Design, taking different art classes along the way picking up more skills and an all around passion for art and design.
I love working in the digital realm, but find balance doing painting, drawing, sculpture, woodworking and metal work.
Creativity has no boundaries
I had a professor in college ask us, "what does a graphic designer do?". The answer was problem solving. That really resonated with me. If there was one thing that I do on a day to day basis, it would be problem solving. Trying find the intersection of what looks good and what conveys the message is more than just making something look pretty. Finding the fastest process to get a lot of things done in a short amount of time is more than just graphic design.
In my spare time I like to get away from the digital realm and get back to the basics working with my hands, painting, sculpting, and building. Trying to find balance with this digital art and traditional art.
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