Someone once said that when you can work at something you love it no longer becomes work. Design and illustration is more than just a job to me, it is a compulsion. I love the study of the thing. I am fascinated by comic book art; I am enthralled by classic-toys and board games; I marvel at old movie posters and product ads; and I am a sucker for great packaging design. When I set out to devise a creative solution to an art project, I am informed by each of these influences. I have a BFA in Visual Communication from the Ball State University College of Fine Art as well as a MFA from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco School of Illustration.