I am currently working for WHP Trainingtowers, as a Virtual Design Specialist. I have the opportunity to create, design and build for the number one fire training tower companies in the United States, everything from logo and web design to AutoCAD drawing and 3D visualization of projects. I work beside the best engineers and sales teams in the fire industry. I take progressive ideas and create dynamic images in the most efficient way, without sacrificing design. I understand the needs of progression when taking on big projects while collaborating with others.
In my free time, I create designs, illustrations, and 3D models using new and traditional mediums. I love using traditional mediums, such as; oil/acrylic paint, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal, and various printmaking techniques, I also enjoy digital mediums, such as; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk and Microsoft Office Software. Skateboarding has been apart of my life since I was 6 and taught me a lot about the positives and negatives of having determination to achieve the impossible, commitment to every project and how people connect and collaborate. I surround myself with people who are equally as passionate about their work as I am.
University of Kansas
B.F.A. – Illustration & Animation
AutoCAD, SketchUp, Unreal Engine, Twilight Render, WordPress, Internal Computer Hardware/Software systems.
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
Twilight Rendering Engine
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, & PowerPoint
Concept Development, AutoCAD, 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.