I majored in Communication Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). During my junior and senior year, I interned for an interactive agency that handled large clients such as Harley Davidson and Sears. There, I was able to hone my digital skills early on.
After graduating, I jumped to an in-house visual design team of a fortune 500 company. This lasted just a year, as one can only wear khakis so many days in a row. I moved to a small ad agency, Jigsaw, where I was able to grow as an art director and collect many, many hats over the next six years.
I balanced my day job with personal creative work, like photography, film, and writing. These creative interests became more serious as my experience and relationships grew. When I was asked to help with a video shoot — that literally took me around the world — I decided it was time to work for myself.
June of 2014 was when I began my journey of self-employment, and since I've been to seven different countries, on-set of a feature film production (which earned the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival's Audience Award), moved 2,000 miles across the country, and have ventured into the wild countless times with my wife and our four-legged sidekick, Coops.
I'm not really sure where or what's next, but I have learned if you don't get lost, you'll never find a new way.
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