That's hello in Croatian, the only word of my ancestral tongue I know.

I am an illustrator and designer who believes in making things that are good for people. Things that help connect us to others, have real value, and create a richer, better life.

This is my philosophy: If art and design are to build authentic human connections, honesty and responsibility must define the project at every step, from inception to execution.

I live in Portland OR, and I'm always up for a chat or a new project idea. Let's weave stories not sales pitches.

Some folks I have worked with: Jenny Craig, Nike, EID Passport, Converse, Sutter Home Wines, World Wildlife Foundation, Biocodex North America, Florastor, Ricoh USA, Intel, JLA Public Involvement, Roots Soap Co, Context Partners, Parr Lumber, AIGA Portland, Our Portland Story, The Crush Shop, WeMake PDX

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