I grew up among the wheat fields and dry pines of eastern Washington State, but I dreamed of the ocean. Much of my childhood was spent reading books, riding my bicycle, or wandering by myself. At times, my closest friends were brooding trees and the skeletons of farmhouses abandoned decades before I was born. Late at night I could usually be found drawing, building plastic models of cars and airplanes, or banging out stories on a mechanical typewriter.
I studied liberal arts and design in California and Oregon, and worked for a while as a car mechanic before kickstarting a career in graphic design.
My home is now in Michigan with my wife Anna and our three children. We like to ride bicycles, read books, hike, swim, and talk around campfires.
Favorites (I love lists).
Food: Sushi or buttered toast, depending on the time of day.
Color: Pink and green (can’t pick just one).
Place: Wherever there is deep water—especially the sea.
Way to get around: 1. Bicycle. 2. Walk. 3. Drive a car that’s older than I am.
Tool: In order: Pencil, pen, eraser, sketchbook, steel wrench.
Other: Ghost stories, sweaters with holes in them, shabby brick buildings, empty parks, oncoming storms.
Daimler Trucks North America
World Wildlife Foundation
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Portland Art Museum
Sutter Home Wines
Portland International Airport
Multnomah County DCHS
Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability
Biocodex North America
Nitya Wakhlu Innovations
Round Hill Pacific
City of Tigard
Archdiocese of Omaha
Archdiocese of Portland
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Huron Valley Catholic School
Community of Hope PDX
Holy Cross Catholic School
Design for Good, AIGA Portland