"An article about Chinese Tiger Moms pushing their children." Paula Ethier, creative director; Bay State Parent, client.
"Self-promotional piece for musician Omar Rodriguez Lopez."
"Cover for the album Obsolescence by the band Construct." Construct, client.
"Album interior for Obsolescence by the band Construct." Construct, client.
"A piece done for the Quentin v. Coen show at the Bold Hype Gallery in New York City."
"A cover for Issue 9 of the comic The Amory Wars." Chondra Sanchez, creative director; Boom Studios, client.
"A piece for my solo show."
Duration: Fresh off the block.
Staff: Me, myself, and I.
Education: Savannah College of Art and Design and whatever I can pick up from people I meet.
Cultural Influences: Depressing music and sad photographs. Also my living environment, which tends to be a dimly-lit, four-walled closet space, plastered with black-and-white photocopies of dead animals. I don't think I've ever been inspired by something happy or positive. However, I feel like a big part of the creative process is taking terrible things and making them beautiful and inspiring. Good can almost always come from the bad.
Environment: My tiny apartment and anywhere my bike will take me.
Philosophy: If you really want to get anything in your life, you have to seize it with all your speed, strength and passion. I feel like nearly all talent can be taught, but the most elusive thing is drive. Wanting to get up everyday and confront mounds of criticism and self-doubt is exponentially harder than learning how to draw a foot or a hand. You have to create an environment that nurtures your own vigor to become what you want to be. Transplant yourself in a culturally rich atmosphere and your creativity and passion will blossom. And if you keep doing what you love and what you think is worthwhile, people will take notice of it; so never be afraid to trust your own judgment.