Raised as a fighter pilots son, I've moved around. Born in Southern California. Kindergarten in Japan and Oregon. Mostly I was raised in the Northwest. It was a great place to grow-up. After-all, rappers name their children after it.
After high-school I was off to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles for undergrad, and sailed around the world for a semester at Semester At Sea. I started my career in the studio, eventually grabbing an AD title, at Deustch LA. People whom I still consider family. I then decided it best to conquer the art of concept, so I left for Miami Ad School of Miami's master's program in 2007.
I met Nick Law and Bob Greenberg in Cannes France, where I accepted the Young Lions award, and they offered me a job as an Art Director at R/GA NY. From there I was off to BBDO NY on
Starbucks and GE. Next over to JWT NY to create 360º work on Trident, Stride and Halls.
I'm currently a freelance Art Director in San Francisco where I've worked full-time and freelanced for shops such as Eleven launching the rebrand of Oakley, AKQA working on Anheuser-Busch, R/GA SF on Samsung out of Korea, Venables Bell & Partners, Argonaut SF and WEST SF.
In August of last year I was honored to be awarded a judge position for the 'Festival de Antigua' advertising award festival, and taught a class on 'Managing an event on social: Keeping users engaged' after my experience as social manager for the Union of European Football Associations 'Champions League'.
In June 2016 I took a role at Salesforce as a Flex Creative Art Director
working on all parts of the business whilst raising a family in sunny San Leandro.