I'm really lucky to find my passion early in life. A career in art was always my goal, and that lead me to Kendall College of Art & Design. After college I spent some time learning with a small advertising company. A couple years later came a role with a marketing agency that allowed me to work with some of the best brands in the furniture industry like Herman Miller and Haworth. Next was a position as a Senior Digital Designer at Meijer. A great organization, full of amazing people that encouraged me to develop and grow my skills in new ways. It was also a chance to work on a large scale ecommerce site and that experience helped me to start designing for Wolverine World Wide and the Merrell brand. Merrell is another great organization with a unique culture, one that gave me a new appreciation for conservation and the outdoors.
While all that was happening, I meet a girl and got married. We now have three amazing daughters and one high-energy dog (Carl). Having the girls has made me realize just how fast time can go. So after getting over the fear, and with a lot of support, I’ve taken a chance and started my own studio. I don’t know where it’ll go in the end, but I do know that to be able to work for yourself, and do what you’re passionate about is truly a blessing.