ABOUT THE DESIGNER
With a dad who is a musician and a brother who is a visual artist, I’ve always been inspired creatively. My formal education started where I was born and raised: The Bahamas. I was interested in every subject, but there was a certain freedom about art class that I loved. It didn’t feel like work. In 1998 I was accepted into the Visual Communication and Design program at the University of Nebraska where I was trained in all the basics of design: composition, aesthetics, form, function, typography, pre-press and the technical know how of the software. This is where I also found a fascination for the history of graphic design, a solid foundation that I continue to run back to every day. I've been most inspired by early Americana design of the 50's and European design spanning from the 20’s with the Bauhaus in Germany and Russian Constructivism to the Swiss design movement of the 50's.
I started my professional career in the trenches as a production artist. I grew to learn the benefits of solving problems as a team and working with clients on a project-by-project basis. Albeit a great experience, it felt like bridled creativity, a term that’s almost a contradiction. I couldn’t understand it. It lacked the passion and emotion of the unrestrained personal expression and experimentation learned in art school. Some of my earlier pieces show this rebellion and frustration. Around the same time, I had the good fortune of working with Justin and Jason of The Match Factory. As we all shared an insatiable need to create things, the experience definitely had a big influence on my work.
Design to me, is like breathing. Inhaling and exhaling... observing and creating. My goal is to create work that’s striking, thought provoking or just fun to look at. The best part of it all, is the pursuit of the solution — the creative process, the experimentation, making happy accidents that spark new thoughts, fostering the evolution of the piece. I’m always open to hearing about potential opportunities, personal or professional. Questions and comments are always welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org