I am a brand identity builder: I live to understand brand aesthetics inside and out.  I seek simple solutions to complex problems and believe strongly in the power of creative collaboration.  Currently I am an Art Directior at Cinco working with clients like Nike, Smith Optics, Microsoft, and Polar.


Twins, duplicity, repetition, flat pattern, and art presented en masse.  Color trend prediction, clear bodies of water, biking down hills, every single thing about Gregory Crewdson, and craigslist.


Swimming in dark water, cluttered counters, excessive design, misuse of quotation marks, strip mall alternative, elevators, selfies, and swirly fonts.

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Published Work

  • Elle Magazine
  • GQ
  • Details
  • Marie Claire
  • WWD
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Nylon
  • Refinery29
  • Lucky
  • US Weekly
  • The New York Times
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Inc. 
  • The Dieline