I've been an artist all my life and fortunately, my passion for art also evolved into a passion for design. I started my career in the late '90s, designing phone book ads in Mishawka, Indiana. One year later, I packed my bags and moved to Chicago, where I worked for some great advertising and marketing agencies. I was fortunate to work on large accounts including Verizon, CVS, United Healthcare, Sears, Firestone, Buell Motorcycles, Kodak, SC Johnson, and more. I currently live in South Bend, Indiana, working as the lead designer for an in-house marketing team. I believe that a great designer can also be a great artist, which is why I dive into Photoshop and Illustrator on a daily basis, honing my skills in the digital arts. Developing a skill takes practice and I get plenty of it.