Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, I grew up as an artist, musician, and athlete. I met my wife, Jamie, in high school choir class, which was actually taught by my father. I started drawing at around 13, when I discovered anime and manga. After high school, I played semi-pro hockey for five years, which gave me time to consider my life plan. I eventually decided that I wanted to own my own business building drums. I would go to school for Business and Graphic Design so that I knew how to keep a business afloat and could produce all of my own marketing
materials. I had the great joy of studying Graphic Design at Portland State University, where I received a truly profound ass-kicking. As the fire and the hammer forge the iron, so too was I forged by my schooling. Since starting my schooling, my love for design has grown from a mild desire to a borderline obsession. I feel privileged for every day I get to scribble some doodles and call it a career. Since finishing school, I have also become the father of two beautiful girls, Amelia and Olivia.
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