I am currently working for WHP Trainingtowers, as a Graphic Designer and Marketing 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.
I joined my passions of art and skateboarding, together, with an artistry skateboard griptape company called catSpray Griptape. I design, hand cut stencils and spray those stencils on skateboard griptape to allow the user to enjoy an image on their once solid black top. The designs are visually appealing but not distracting to the user. The stencils are based on my personal influences and thoughts, as well as collaborating with local artists and custom work.
University of Kansas
B.F.A. – Illustration & Animation
Concept Development, Hand Drawing, Cutting, Knowledge of Spray Paint and Techniques, Mass Production Processes, B2B/C Sales
July 2014 – August 2014
I had the opportunity to go down to Greensboro, Alabama to learn, design, and build bamboo bicycles and skateboards.
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, Stencil Graffiti, Mixed Media, Colored Pencil, Color Theory, Illustration, Visual and Fine Arts.
Committee Member / Project Worker at Harrison Street DIY Project
June 2015 – Present
Developing and working on interactive concrete projects for a community DIY skatepark for the Columbus Park community. The expansion of the skatepark is not where it ends. We are also, working to improve the surrounding area to make it safe and fun for everyone.