I am currently working for WHP Trainingtowers, as a Graphic Designer, 3D Visualizer and Marketing/Sales Assistant. I have the opportunity to create, design, and build for the number one fire training tower company in the United States. I am passionate about Digital Media, Traditional Art Mediums and Skateboarding. I enjoy digital mediums, such as; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp and Microsoft Office Software. I take progressive ideas and create dynamic images in the most efficient way, without sacrificing design. I love using traditional mediums, such as; oil/acrylic paint, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal, and various printmaking techniques. I have been skateboarding since I was six years old, it has taught me a lot about having determination to achieve the impossible, commitment to see every project through and how people connect and collaborate. I surround myself with people who are equally as passionate about their work as I am. I understand the needs of progression when taking on big projects while collaborating with others.
University of Kansas
B.F.A. – Illustration & Animation
July 2014 – August 2014
I had the opportunity to go down to Greensboro, Alabama to learn, design, and build bamboo bicycles and skateboards with a collaborative group of Industrial Designers. These efforts are to help with job development in the area and provide activities that are otherwise not available to the community.
Concept Development, Hand Drawing, Bandsaw Cutting, Knowledge of Skateboard Development Techniques.
Adobe Creative Suite (CS4-CC): Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, & Acrobat
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, & PowerPoint
Google SketchUp: Twilight Render
Concept Development, Layout, 3D Modeling, Rendering, Typography, Photography, Photo Editing, Digital Painting, Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Social Media, Branding & Identity, Art Direction, Creative Direction.
Sketching, Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Stencils, Mixed Media, Colored Pencil, Color Theory, Illustration, Visual and Fine Arts.
Committee Member / Project Worker at Harrison Street DIY Project
June 2015 – Present
I have the pleasure to be working with a small group of individuals to build Kansas City’s first community built skatepark. We are hoping to utilize an unused lot in the corner of the Columbus Park neighborhood that has fostered unwanted behavior for years. We hope to transform this space to help fill a desperate need in the skateboard community for more spaces that allow skateboarding and make the area a more usable and less dangerous place for everyone in the neighborhood. Throughout the years we have achieved that with help from across the country.