Born and raised in San Diego, I define my view of the world through color and art. Paying the bills as a commercial artist, designer, and illustrator.
My creative drive started at a young age in San Diego. During the summer breaks as a kid, I would tag along with my dad, a commercial artist and sign painter himself. I learned how to handle a paintbrush, hand lettering, and layout. I also learned how to make any surface my canvas. With a vivid imagination and a passion, I could and would find myself in the design and apparel industry.
I worked in a few screen-print shops around San Diego. They asked where I see myself in a few years, and I stated in the art department, of course. A manager laughed, stating I had a lot of work ahead of me.
Well, that manager lit the fuse. That led me to learn all I could about screen printing, making me an effective apparel graphic artist. “Building graphics has given me an appreciation for building up depth and space through stacking layers. That reminds me of old Hanna Barbera cartoon cells and cell shading.”
Thousands of t-shirt graphics, and years later, I have expanded to include embroidery, and sublimation, manufacturing, packaging, and digital marketing. I still paint when I can and getting outside and living is very important to me.