I am originally from Kalamazoo Michigan where I attended Lincoln Elementary (Now called Lincoln International Studies School), South Junior High School (Now called Maple Street Magnet School) and graduated from Loy Norrix High School. I attended Western Michigan where I dropped out in my junior year and then joined the United States Navy.
My design career began shortly after graduating from high school when I took several evening art classes at the Gilmore Art Center (Now called the, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts). There I learned how to draw from life using pencils, charcoals and paper. I also worked part-time at Gilmore’s Department Store as an In-Store Sign Maker where I learned to create and print display signs used in the promotion of store merchandise.
As an undergraduate student in San Diego State University’s Art Department I developed an interest in oil and acrylic painting. This lead me to taking an illustration class where he learned to use markers and airbrush to create graphic illustrations. I graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design.
To view a complete set of my artwork, please visit my online Flickr Portfolio site: