Music has always been an influential aspect of my life. I’ve been singing since as far back as I can remember.
I started playing guitar when I was thirteen years old and I’ve been in a band since I was fourteen. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.
From the beginnings of my musical career, until my senior year of high school, I struggled with simple programs like Microsoft Word
and Paint to create flyers to “get the word out” about my band. Once I started college, and began to really understand the principles
of art and design, combined with the knowledge and skills I learned from every new graphic design course I took, I began to apply
those skills to new flyers, among several other forms of promotion and other merchandise like CD's, t-shirts, stickers, and hats.
Graphic design has enabled me to brand and visually market my musical art, with visual art – not only myself, but for others as well.
My experience in music combined with my knowledge of graphic design has allowed me to see many design situations from both sides. This perspective has given me a niche in creating various forms of promotional media for other bands and artists. As a working musician, interacting with audiences, business owners and professionals on a day-to-day basis, and the trial and error of attempting to sell my own CD’s, promote my own shows and book myself for various events, has allowed me to figure out what works best to capture the attention of my targeted audience and successfully accomplish my goal.