1) What inspires you to create? Where do you draw from to fuel your creative fire?Nature, spirit, the moon, the cosmos, my dreams, meditation, surfing.
2) What is one thing about your art/ creative process that people may not realize?I don’t tend to overthink or spend a huge amount of time on things, I get a vision or idea and it flows pretty quickly. The details may take longer to finalize, but the basic concept is a fluid and almost meditative. Most of the time if i’m working on something and you speak to me, i won’t hear you, i’m in the creative zone. Luckily I work for myself, so it works for me. Other creative jobs i’ve had really suppressed that creative flow.3) How did you first start creating? Did you study art in school or was it more of a calling that you felt from your soul?I knew as a child that I would make my living as a graphic designer. In the 7th grade we had a career day, a man and a woman came in from a creative agency in Philadelphia, they opened up a program and started to show how they could digitally manipulate the refection of a glass of water on the computer- It was fascinating to me. Aside from always drawing and painting and being in art classes, I used to create Digital grateful Dead bears on my fathers computer using the program paint! I attended several different art schools in Philadelphia and SVA in Manhattan after high school.4) What’s one piece of advice that you’d like to share with aspiring creatives?
Don’t hold back, just keep trying things. Don’t limit yourself to one thing. You may go through phases where you’re designing mostly logos or brochures, then it can switch to websites or digital prints of your dreams and visions. There is no limit to the creative mind and you never know where it will take you.