I grew up in central New Jersey, where I was involved in the local skate and punk scenes during the late 80’s and early 90’s. Interested in drawing from an early age, I worked on music fanzines and fliers during high school and college, which were influenced by the punk aesthetic and skateboard graphics of my youth. I graduated from Skidmore College with a fine art degree in 1996. Since then, I have been a working graphic designer and art director, employed by various companies in upstate New York, Denver and NYC. In both 2012 and 2016 I won Best-in-Category at the New England Book Show for art direction on Milady Standard Cosmetology, which is the industry standard textbook for cosmetology education. I live in upstate New York with my wife and 2 kids, and am pursuing an MFA in graphic design from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I teach full-time in the Digital Media department of Hudson Valley Community College, and part-time at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. I continue to skateboard, make art and manage a busy freelance design career.