Founder, Illustrator, Creative Director
Since 2012 I’ve produced artwork and design for hundreds of clients around the world. From weddings, to start-ups, to corporate work. Small businesses looking for impactful, personality-driven design have been drawn to the character and versatility of my portfolio. Clients looking for expressive personal work, usually for weddings, have helped me build a reputation for high-concept work within the wedding industry. I’ve been lucky enough to get my designs in front of some of the most influential recipients; Taylor Swift, Francis Ford Coppola, Nicholas Cage, Mark Zuckerberg, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Zayn Malik, Chrissy Tiegen, John Legend…
I started my career with an MFA and a studio job with Jeff Koons. I was spending my days painting on small portions of gigantic, super-realistic, multi-million dollar paintings. I soon found that working in the studio, although I was grateful for the opportunity, left me wanting to pursue my own projects. Since then I’ve been happy to focus on running a successful small business, working with other small businesses, illustrators, and ambitious personal clients.
areas of creative interest
It’s always been more interesting working out how something works rather than settling for a single approach. Figuring out the best approach to a complex design challenge excites me every time I start something new; the portfolio I’ve built is filled with work showing the versatility this approach demands. I’m equally happy working with analogue—graphite, gouache, oil, acrylic, ink—or digital—Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign—mediums. Either way, my love of expressive illustration, in any medium, from any era, drives my enthusiasm for new creative challenges.
I’m motivated by energetic, engaging clients and peers, without whom we’d all run dry. I love being around people who are enthusiastic about their expertise, it’s always a good start to a relationship when it’s clear you can learn from the people in the room.
Creative Director, 2012–
Jeff Koons Studio
Studio Painter, 2010–2011
University of Pennsylvania
MFA Fine Art, 2007–2009
Maryland Institute College of Art
BA Fine Art, 2003–2007