I graduated in 1998 with an art degree from the University of Maryland and relocated to Portland, Oregon with a Gateway PC, a positive attitude and a telecommuting job for Ma Bell building hundreds of HTML pages.
I had my first cell phone — it was large. Cats hadn't taken over the internet, and Portland wasn't putting birds on things.
By 2001, I had launched countless iterations of my personal experimental website, alongside fellow internet misfits, all curious about this brave new world wide web — those of us building the internet during that time started to find and work with one another, in the lonely dark ages, B.S.M. (Before Social Media).
I designed and built promotional sites for musicians and bands from a tiny studio in Portland — some of my personal faves included Erykah Badu, The Dandy Warhols, Talib Kweli, GangStarr and No Doubt. I worked with Second Story on projects for The MOMA, The National Archives and The Holocaust Museum, while collecting a small arsenal of printing equipment, which I then moved across the country in 2004. Landing in Saint Louis, I joined a small interactive group at Toky — we designed and built websites for architecture firms, higher ed institutions, museums, arts organizations and local businesses.
I explored all sorts of exotic cities while skating with and co-captaining the St. Louis roller derby travel team — Green Bay, Madison, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Nashville, Memphis, Omaha, Lincoln, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Albuquerque, Olympia, Seattle, Atlanta, Detroit to name a few. I was also the de facto designer for the league during that time.
After 7 years at Toky, I moved to the interactive team at Moosylvania, where I evolved into a director role — I worked closely with account managers, creative directors, designers and developers to pitch and present, design and launch a wide range of interactive products for Purina, Emerson, PayPal, Atlantic Aviation, Balance Bar, ASSA ABLOY, Cohiba and Costa Farms.
I’ve jumped around since then — worked with a talented development team revamping a software as a service application at OneSpace, freelanced and taught typography at Washington University, finally landing in my happy current position as a Creative Director for Almanac.
I love learning about people and how they experience the world.
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