I was born and raised in San Diego, California but moved to Portland, Oregon in order to pursue a degree in graphic design at Portland State University. I feel very fortunate that I've had the opportunity to study something I'm passionate about and that I have gotten to do so in such an inspiring city.
I have loved to draw since I was very little. I have a pile of sketch books from elementary school as an artifact of this. Over the years, nothing has changed in this regard, and you can frequently find me in coffee shops sketching the day away. My long-standing love of illustration is what brought me to study design and it has remained one of my favorite parts of my practice. Studying graphic design has also made me interested in page layout, typography, and above all else, research. I'm fascinated by learning the story of what I am designing for and finding ways to let my work pay tribute to that.
Aside from creating things, I love taking boxing classes, exploring my beautiful new city, and drinking more coffee than I probably should.