The outdoors has always been a large part of who I am. Whether it is camping, a family hike, or relaxing up north at the lake, I appreciate the simplicity and beauty that can be found all around.
When I am not able to get away, I love to create things. Graphic Design has given me the opportunities to branch out, to try a number of things, and to apply my skills. Since studying Graphic Design at Central Michigan University I have always worked in some form of publishing and have experience with painting, screen printing, photography, product design, marketing materials and signage.
I have lost count of the number of magazines, newspapers, books, advertisements, and promotional pieces I have created over the years. For me, the ability to be directly involved in a project from conception to completion is quite satisfying when it succeeds.
Having a family of my own, I have found I pushes myself harder to try new endeavors and become more involved. I find enjoyment in playing with my kids, coaching youth activities, playing men’s league hockey, and sampling craft beers.