PRETENDING TO BE CREATIVE

My sense of boundless adventure and perpetual curiosity was struck early on by cameras, lenses, and pixels. Photography has always been my getaway. Even surrounded by complete and utter chaos — in that moment — my life is zen. As for design, it’s total amateur hour. I like messing around in Photoshop and Illustrator but it's all for fun. I’m glued to the evolution of print, mobile, and web design and I love thinking about how to improve user interaction/user experiences. I love fonts, filters, layers, effects, shapes, shadows, and lines. Really, there’s nothing cooler than getting lost in the tuning and refinement of it all. Perfectionism at its finest, I legitimately spend hours tweaking every slider, every parameter, and every pixel until I have something legit. It's insane how laser-focused and patient I can be when I'm doing things I love. Similarly, I get huge satisfaction from woodworking projects, furniture building and stone masonry. I learn best by doing. Occasionally I create something cool, but usually I'm just out to explore.