VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
I’m Jesse, I’m 25, and I love making stuff. I’m married to my favorite artist and we have the cutest dog ever. I was in the Navy before going to school. That kind of sucked, but I was lucky enough to live in Italy and travel throughout Europe and Africa. During my travels I became fascinated with culture and its direct influence on creative expression, almost to a creepy and insanely analytical level. Any free time would be spent in a museum, studying whatever struck my attention. I would try to find the root cause of each decision the artist made and why it made me feel the way I did. That analytical process translated to a deep respect and passion for all forms of art. Then I got out of the Navy and decided to study art and communications full time. I also try making my own stuff every now and then. It has been an incredibly rewarding journey so far.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Berkeley CA and now live in Richmond VA
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Nicolas Cage’s Charlie Kaufman from Adaptation
A toss-up between Children of Men or Ex Machina
FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
Nathan for You and Master of None
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
I’ve been really feeling 60s Brazilian Funk recently
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Matisse or Rothko, my wife (Kelsey Lane), Charles and Ray Eames
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
A Kurt Vonnegut Anthology
Worldreader and The Conservation Fund
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Skateboarding, reading, designing
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
I recently overheard someone say their job title was “Cultural Architect” so whatever that is
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Just don’t be average.