Why do I design?

Whether it's in nature, architecture, human features or materializing from my brain to the screen, design is everywhere ... and, it's always been there. It started when I was six years old and I would draw DC Comics superheroes with whatever colored pencils and markers I could find. I never knew what a "designer" was growing up ... but I knew doing some sort of art always brought me joy. My goal is to keep spreading that joy to as many people as possible for as long as I can.

Art imitating life and vice versa.

Just because the space exists for something, doesn't mean it belongs there. Good design should be allowed to breathe, be elegant, well thought out and intentional. My life is no different. I try my best to eliminate the unnecessary and keep the things that bring me joy. Two of those things happen to be my wife and tiny person plastered all over my photography page. Her name is Margaux. She's 20,000 megawatts of joy wrapped up into the tiniest 1 year-old frame you'll ever find.

A multi-faceted human.

Aside from being a husband and father, I'm an avid soccer player, Netflix binger, workout enthusiast and 4x Tough Mudder-running-crazy person. I was in a hip-hop dance company in college and I rarely stop dancing or moving. There are days where you'll find me with my headphones on with Justin Timberlake's music blaring out the sides and my head down working as hard as I can. On other days, the headphones come off and the real work gets done in the connections I make with others.

What else, fella?

I never forget the value of a good conversation. I value relationships over most everything else.
I'm still friends with a lot of people from high school. And yes, I mean really friends.
I love true 80's old school hip-hop and breakdancing music. But also, Broadway show tunes. So ... yeah.
I once watched the movie Dumb & Dumber 7 times over the course of 3 days.
I enjoy to cooking, baking and making science experiments in the kitchen.
I own a lot of blue and grey clothing but I'm anything but drab.