KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE
Growing up in a city wedged between 30 miles of backroads, corn fields and small towns, I developed a taste for the unordinary. Particularly, I became interested in bohemian subcultures and alternative lifestyles, surrounding myself with like-minded people. I spent high school making, writing, painting, and tinkering. I found that the beauty of the human condition is encountered best in the multitude of our life experiences and in developing empathy for others. My life’s mission is to have as many different experiences as I can. This led me to pursue an education in a larger and more diverse place … I fell in love with studying design and the way design pushes me to consider and reimagine the world around me. As I move forward in my career, I simply hope to make something innovative in my quest to seek out new and unfamiliar experiences.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Lafayette IN but currently live in Kansas City MO
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
It depends on what I’m doing but I primarily default to my left hand for fine detail work
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
More active at night
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Courage (the Cowardly Dog). No matter how confused or afraid I may be, I like to tackle my problems head-on.
FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
Game of Thrones
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
Electronic ambient and spoken word
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
I try to stay away
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Philip K. Dick’s Exegesis
I’m interested in the intersections of relief for third world communities and ecological sustainability; Rainforest Alliance is doing some radical work
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Working with my fiancé in her ceramic studio
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
I wouldn’t do anything different, maybe just have a different title – artist, painter, poet
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
You win some, you lose some.