Thank you for taking the time to view my work, if you would like to say hello please email me at email@example.com Below is a selection of work and experiences that have helped shape me and inform my design processes.
Skateboarding since 1988 (far right)
Aurelio's Pizza Downers Grove, IL End to end kitchen detail, performed all aspects of kitchen duty — opening, prep work, order taking, pizza, salad and sandwich making, order completion. (1992–1996)
Kinko's, Docutech Operator (1995 – 2000).
I was a key operator of multiple Xerox Docutech 6135s at 444 N Wells Chicago, IL and used Kinkonet, the first digital remote networked print system. At Kinko's I learned two things: 1.) Adapting to rapidly changing technology and software constantly. 2.) Collaborating with customers in the creation of highly customized solutions. Each order and job was different — this created an atmosphere of innovative and original (improvised) thinking.
Man With Gun Records, Avenue Vendome Analog Robot (1996). As a teenager in the midwest I had what is now called a "bedroom" record label. I published records by my friends — Calm, Braid, Tetsuo, Cap'n Jazz — as well as my own music project Avenue Vendome. This was an interesting time for music and music production, even in the 90's records were very popular, relatively inexpensive to produce and sell, and are now seen as cultural artifacts of that time period.
UIC School of Art & Design, Flash Motion Graphic Sequence, Typography II, collaboration w/ R. Giese (1998)
Coca-cola Real featuring The Roots, Burrell Communications, Mechanical Layout / Production Design for magazines and billboards. (2003)
California College of the Arts, MFA in Design Studio 0, Center for Digital Storytelling. (2011)
Audobon Bird Collage. I think this relates to my dual nature as a UX and Visual Designer. Both the flamingo and pelican are "birds" by clase but different by order. The pairing and comparing of the two is something that I find visually and conceptually very interesting. (2016)