Hi. Thanks for checking out my website and design work. I’m a freelance graphic designer with a background in web, apparel, radio, and mural painting. I live and work in San Francisco.
My recent focus has been helping small businesses get started on the internet by designing and building websites that are professional and clean, with a content-management system for their website that allows them to take control of their brand’s story. Recent examples of this include Rutgers University Tyler Clementi Center, Oakland Bakes, and The Bigger Picture Art Show.
Here’s a biography of sorts, which hopefully helps give a narrative to the design projects featured on this site…
I’ve been doing digital design since my folks bought me a copy of Photoshop 3.0 when I was 13 years old. Back then I was building Hypercard stacks for interactive CD-ROMs before the web even had pictures. When I was in high school I had summer internships working on Time-Warner’s website, building micro-sites and designing and optimizing banner ads for their various magazine brands.
I studied fine art and photography at Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, and film and video at Academy of Art in San Francisco.I started painting murals around 2000, starting with small indoor projects at friend’s houses. My first big painting commission was at Cassie’s Pizzeria in Englewood, NJ, on a 50 foot by 15 foot exterior wall.
When I moved to Davis, California, I took a job as a graphic designer at a small silkscreen shop, Ink Monkey Graphics, designing t-shirts, logos, and signs. At the same time, I was involved in the local music scene, producing fliers and posters, and editing and managing the layout for a quarterly publication, KDViationS, at our local community radio station.
After Davis, I moved to New York City and took a job as web producer for a radio show from Public Radio International, Fair Game with Faith Salie, editing the podcasts and editing the copy and photo content on the website. After the show was canceled in 2008, I embarked on a cross-country trip selling political t-shirts that I’d designed and printed, culminating in two days in Denver at the Democratic National Convention.
In 2009 I moved back to California, settling down in San Francisco, at a warehouse in the Bayview neighborhood. I’ve been designing t-shirts for a start-up apparel company, Marine Layer. The company produces their own fabrics and styles of garments, and I help out with designing the prints. As for web, I design and develop sites using WordPress as a content management system for various clients on a freelance basis. I still travel to New York often enough to meet with clients there a couple of times a year. I enjoy the freedom afforded in doing my own thing, and look forward to new opportunities to learn more and improve my skill sets.