VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS (VCFA)
I’m a designer, art director and illustrator with over 10 years experience elevating brands. These have ranged from internationally established enterprises to tiny baby startups. Each project comes with its own nuanced needs so I work in a broad range of disciplines, leveraging my diverse skillset to bring holistic direction to each solution. I seek to supply vibrancy and storytelling that enhances connection, whether it be between a brand and its audience or between an author and reader. In addition to branding work I also create graphic novels and comics. I enjoy long walks on the beach, the music of Muse, and anything slathered in Nutella.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I’m currently reading a lot of Jung (thanks to VCFA faculty member Natalia Ilyin haha) and The Umbrella Academy to lighten things up a bit. I’m watching Demon Slayer and I’m listening to a heavy rotation of La Dispute and DPR Live.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
James Victore has been my hero for a while. His mix of philosophy and design methodology has pulled me out of some low points career wise. I’m here today because he told me I had something to give.
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING DESIGN SCHOOL?
There’s no one right way to do this and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.