I have always had an artistic flare balanced with an ambition for business. As a child, I had a natural talent for illustration, and I was continually inspired and challenged by all things "pop culture." In those formative years, I discovered that I was more of a graphic designer than a fine artist – even before I knew the definition of graphic design. It simply was not gratifying enough to create art for art's sake. I wanted my work to move the masses. I chose a path to advertising and immediately declared it my major upon entering the University of Alabama. I wanted to learn the "business end" of advertising in class while I honed my design skills on the job. In doing so, I worked with magazines like Southern Living and Alabama Alumni and newspapers such as The Crimson White and The Tuscaloosa News and ad agencies while completing my degree.

Since 1998, I have been working full-time with advertising agencies throughout the Southeast designing work for clients as notable as Ford Motor Co. and Kohler to more obscure-yet-prolific clients as Thomas and Betts and HH Technologies. I have served as Creative Director at three firms as well as served clients independently in multiple capacities. Clients have ranged from B2C to B2B and have introduced me to specific niches such as tourism, economic development, manufacturing, banking and health care.

By the Spring of 2013, my wife and I agreed that my career, and my personal creative development, needed a long-overdue upgrade. Our families encouraged me to apply to The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). While my family remained in Pensacola, I pursued a masters in Graphic Design. I have since graduated from SCAD and relocated to North Carolina. I am an independent contractor but always watchful for a new opportunity join a dynamic team full-time.