A Most Defining Year
During the first 2 weeks of first grade, I quickly completed all the math assignments meant for the entire school year. I then proceeded to spend the rest of that year in the art room. (I was in an experimental open classroom which gave me the freedom to choose whatever I wanted to do.) Sadly, I didn’t learn to read but the left brain/right brain capabilities that would define my future became abundantly clear.
Education, Education, Education
I made up for my late-acquired reading skills, by becoming an English major in college. I preferred the intimate discussions about human nature held in classrooms of 10-15 people over large lecture halls filled with 800+ head down, math students. So one day, I simply dropped multivariate calculus and never looked back. Then shortly after graduating, I discovered that the study of architecture could engage both sides of my brain in one discipline. Soon, I was back in school succumbing to my minimalist design tendencies — another defining theme in my world.
Making It In The Real World
Clearly I didn’t become an architect by trade but I do use my hard-earned education every day. My brain loves the problem solving nature of building things. My heart leans toward images and words as the building blocks. Enter marketing, branding, product and the type of projects that are of a scale and propensity to actually find their way into the world and make people smile. That is what I love to do.
Companies & Brands I’ve Worked For:
Classic Children’s Character Brands:
Anything and Everything Australian
Design Magazines & Blogs
The Work of John Pawson