For as long as I can remember being into design and art, I've always been drawn to the natural textures of halftones and cheaper paper printing qualities from the '50s through the '80s. Going into school and becoming more confident in my ability to create, I was fortunate enough to meet and be mentored by English collage artist Graham Moore who helped me realize and embrace my passion for doing collage art while also laying down my design foundations. With my professional discipline leaning heavily on digital, creating collages for both myself and numerous bands by hand and using a letterpress machine has helped me create a solid appreciation and mental balance between staying sharp both on the computer and working by hand, constantly trying to unite the two and push my boundaries on what I can come up with.