As a senior at Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois I had big dreams of playing in the NFL. Later, in the summer of 2010, I became a walk-on freshman at The University of Texas – El Paso and it was during my freshman year that I realized I was not the only one with dreams of going pro.
Two years and two transfers later, I found myself quitting football and dropping out of North Central College. At that point in my life both academics and athletics slipped through my fingers. I was lost, without direction, and had no choice but to follow my parent’s wishes and return home to get my head on straight.
From 2013-15 I worked a series of awful jobs that showed me a glimpse of life without a college degree. Even though the grueling sanitation, warehouse, and assembly positions I held put me through a lot, I am forever thankful because they shaped me into the person I am today.
To help pass the time during those long days I found myself drawing at lunch and break. The more time I spent drawing, the clearer my path became. I realized I wanted to pursue a career in design and I have chased that goal ever since.
Currently, I am in my third year at Arizona State University and I often reflect on the wild and winding path that brought me here.
As a designer, I continue to grow each day and search for new opportunities to learn. I follow my passions and use them as fuel to elevate myself to new levels. Working in groups, problem solving, and collaboration are some of my favorite aspects of design and I believe there is something to learn from everyone. I appreciate your visit and hope you enjoy my site!