Born and raised in central NJ, I was privileged to roll through the salad days of the East Coast punk and skate culture during late 80s & early 90s. After high school, I was pulled north by the lure of the city so nice they named it twice. Emboldened by the lyrics of the Beasties bumping in my head, I enrolled at the School of Visual Arts and threw myself into the world of fine art (though I wasn’t entirely sure what that meant). My biggest influences were David Carson’s work at Raygun Magazine, Jasper Johns, and Hieronymus Bosch and the cut-and-pastes zines we made and consumed.
After graduation, I found a job a at small interior design firm that produced hand-painted wall paper made from heavy metals and highly toxic paint. Luckily for my central nervous system, the city was incubating something new. The internet was gearing up to help me change my career path. Opportunity, health insurance, and a childhood love of computers floated to the surface right alongside the dot com bubble.
I toiled for the next few years in the slums and tenements of what would later be dubbed Silicon Alley, where I learned the nuts and bolts of the nascent art of web design. As our bubble burst, I moved south to the city of brotherly love, where I now consult on design solutions and work with startups, agencies, and companies of all sizes.