Duration: I left my job as an art director to pursue illustration fulltime in October 2003.
Staff: I am represented by Magnet Reps (www.magnetreps.com).
Education: Life, history, science, people, travel, Wikipedia and the University of Utah.
Cultural Influences: For the last few years, I have had a strong interest in the Latin culture, not so much from reading up on it and going to museums, but from a more visceral standpoint—of walking down the street, eating the food, being in new places and appreciating subtleties. I have lived in Chile and Costa Rica, traveled to Uruguay, Panama and Spain, and now live in Argentina.
Environment: I brainstorm outside my apartment—park benches, subways, buses, trains, coffee shops, etc. I mostly listen to podcasts on military history, brainfood: podcast.com or Democracynow.org. Once I come up with an idea, I head back to my apartment and start creating. Usually I listen to reggae/dub or jazz. I have a couple of huge magnet walls with photos, art and sketches for inspiration. My dog Guinea, a cute little Boxer, is always by my side.
Philosophy: Experience and appreciate life, people, health and variety.