I grew up loving Lego. Still do. I grew up working construction with my dad. We both love the smell of the lumber section in Home Depot. From a very young age I loved woodworking. Early on I loved to make furniture. Later in life I realized I love to cook. I love to make websites. I love to make videos. But it's not only in the building process that I find joy. I don't look for a set of plans or recipes. I love finding something that inspires me to create something new, or at least new to me. I love designing furniture or coming up with a new dish or dessert. I love having a vision for something and then finding a way to make it come into being.
I've been fortunate that over the last several years I've been able to do quite a variety of projects. Though my day to day work primarily is creating mechanicals for print, I've been able to use other skills that have interested me. I've done videos for varied applications, web, digital work, wire-framing and even a bit of IT. Wearing lots of hats keeps things interesting.
I've worked on some great accounts like Chili's, Texas Health Resources, Main Event, At Home, Pespi and AT&T to name a few. In my years as a production artist I've built virtually every type of print element possible. From print ads, direct mail and outdoor boards to standees and car wraps. A significant amount of my experience has been bilingual production. Though I don't speak Spanish I understand it well enough to execute mechanicals.
A Native-born Texan, I live in Dallas, call Ft. Worth home and love road trips anywhere across this beautiful country. I have a shepherd mix named Zak and two terrier mixes at home. I'm a fan of rescues and so is my daughter. That's how we ended up with the two terriers, Biscuit and Pancake.
I was “a fat, Italian chef” in a previous life according to my daughter. For fun and as a creative outlet, I have a Photo of the Day site that I've been doing for ten years. I almost always have my camera or at least my iPhone with me, just in case.