I was born and raised in Maine. where my father, a sign painter, fueled an interest in typography and design from an early age. 

I graduated in 1995 with BA in graphic design/printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art.

 I moved from Boston to New York, finding work as an in-house designer at several notable brands in publishing and entertainment. 

In 2007, I arrived in Chicago and began taking on freelance work as illustrator and art director. Finally accepting full-time positions at a couple Chicago-based brands. 

I've also l toured the country as a drummer for several bands and music from my solo project Lineland was released by label Audiodregs, and used or commissioned by  NPR’s This American Life, Nike, ETSY, and ADP. 

For several years, my wife and I ran Study Hall, a storefront boutique offering apparel and housewares in West Town, Chicago. I handled all creative direction and design, from online marketing to in-store signage and merchandising. 

I'm also co-founder and CMO of label/artist collective Mutable (enjoymutable.com). 

I currently live in Hyde Park, Chicago, with my wife, two daughters, and a cat named Hermes.