I was born and raised in Orange County, NY where I received solid experience as a farm hand, stock boy, shoe salesman, camp counselor, and car salesman.
As a high school senior I didn’t understand the concept of paying to take a test so I never took my SATs. Luckily I was able to attend my local community college without them. It was there that I began to take my studies in art seriously.
I transferred to several art schools that I had no means of paying for so I then transferred to Purchase College, which I could afford and respected. There I received my BFA in visual arts with a concentration in graphic design.
After college I worked at various design studios that specialize in environmental graphic design. Then I spent more than four years at Open under the helm of Scott Stowell. There I worked on projects ranging from identity design, broadcast design, illustration work, print design, and environmental graphic design.
After that I freelanced full-time for almost three years and worked on a variety of projects with clients including The New York Times, Good Magazine, and AOL.
Then I was the Assistant Art Director at Newsweek magazine for two years. This involved designing features, front and back of book sections, commissioning illustration work, and developing the magazine for the iPad edition.
Currently I’m freelancing as an editorial art director and taking on other design and illustration projects as they come along.
That’s about it so far. Thanks for reading.