I have an intense passion for art, fitness, and gaming. I was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania where I also currently reside. I graduated with an associate’s degree in Graphic Design and Multi-Media from Fortis Institute in 2009. I have had a passion for drawing for as long as I can remember and even the times I can’t recall.
My story is very similar to other kids that grew up in the early 90’s: Saturday morning cartons, skateboarding in the summer, too much sugar to handle, epic Pokémon battles, Mario Kart racing marathons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and late Cinemark adventures. All of these early obsessions were what influenced both my work and my life forever. It may not look like it on the outside, but I will forever be a huge geek at heart.
After I graduated with my degree, I started to dive into the freelance world (while honing my cooking skill at a few restaurants). I currently freelance design for the up-and-coming clothing line Iron Empire Clothing. I am always looking for opportunities to share my art. As for my day job, I am working at a local business as a Graphic Designer/Marketing Manager.
Iron Empire Clothing is for the tough minded, the strong willed, and relentless souls who are determined to live life on their own terms and create their empire at all costs. This is a universal brand for anyone and everyone. If your an athlete, musician, artist, model, or just an average hard working person striving to be the best you, this is for you. Whether your black, white, rich, poor, old or young, this is for you.
One of my best qualities as an artist is my strength as an illustrator. My skills lie in visual concept development and hand-drawn renderings. I will always draw all my assets (death to clipart!). My favorite materials: pencil, pen, watercolours, inks, markers.
My degree is in multi-media and digital design. I’ve worked on many projects through my career as a graphic designer. Logo design, t-shirt design, branding, print advertisement, and even some motion typography as well.
I built this website from scratch (with the helping hand of bootstrap) and have grown to adapt to the ever growing need for web design/development. My strengths lie in HTML and CSS, and bits of java script as needed.