I am a driven, hard working creative professional who loves the outdoors, photography and design. I have spent the last 10 years as a graphic designer, creating branding, graphics, apparel and 3D renderings for small startups, fortune 500 companies and a lot in between. I got my creative start in my home state of Wisconsin designing print graphics and 3D renderings for a large trade show display house but an opportunity to design apparel in San Diego was one that changed the course of my career and life significantly. I spent 7 years working as a designer in Southern California enjoying the sun, surf and delicious burritos when I decided to take a second job moonlighting at a wedding photography studio to learn more about professional photography, there I cut my teeth editing and second shooting thousands of images. In the years following I would learn even more about myself as a person and photographer, shooting projects on Los Angeles beaches, mountains in Colorado and slums of Africa as volunteering has been a rewarding experience throughout my life and I have offered up my design and photography time to non profits in Haiti, Costa Rica, Panama and most recently Kenya. I love being outside and spend almost much of my free time fly fishing, camping, hiking, or road tripping in the vintage travel van I built with my partner Kellie. I design and illustrate on a freelance basis and shoot commercial photo projects as often as I can. This past year I found myself on the other side of the lens as a “model” for the first time and a shot national television commercial and a series of print catalogs for Orvis. You can check out the ad here if you’d like! 

 

NGO Links:

New Beginnings – Africa – newbeginningsus.com
Haiti Allies – Haiti  – haitiallies.com
Floating Doctors – Panama – floatingdoctors.com
Corcovado Foundation – Costa Rica – corcovadofoundation.org
Durango Nature Studies – Colorado – durangonaturestudies.or