y artistic career began in New Jersey as a mural painter on commercial sites as well as collaborating on international projects put together by the Visual Arts League. During these first major projects in high school I experienced the joy of receiving exposure for my work. By the time I received my high school diploma I had shown twice at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, taken on seven mural-painting commissions, redesigned my high school's mascot, and had been accepted to attend the Cooper Union on a full-tuition scholarship.
In May of 2007 Chris Dixon, (then design director for New York Magazine) approached me to come work for the publication. Chris was a professor of mine at Cooper. His design course and excellent teaching ability introduced me to the challenges and excitement of working in print publication. When my time as his pupil came to an end, Chris had me assemble an illustration portfolio that he brought to the publication’s art director, Randy Minor. Since my initiation five years ago I have loved working with the New York Magazine team. In the 58 articles I’ve illustrated for them to date, their staff has proven to be amongst the most professional, talented, and hardworking group of individuals anyone could be so fortunate to work with. My time with them has been both a privilege and an honor.
In January of 2010 I began work for Esquire under the art direction of Darhil Crooks. Later that year I was asked to develop a series of illustrations and animations titled “New Rules for Men” in print and "Video Rules for Men" online. The series was a comical examination of men’s fashion and etiquette. By November 2010 the video series had taken eight of the top ten most popular video slots on Esquire’s website. The series has been picked up internationally in Europe and South Korea. In addition to the “New Rules for Men” series, I also had a recurring spot in Esquire’s Appendix. In this segment I worked out how-to diagrams on a array of miscellaneous tasks and skills.
In addition to the aforementioned publications I have done independent contract work for: GOOD, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Psychology Today, Field & Stream, TIME, Reader’s Digest, SPIN, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, Condé Nast Traveler, The Hollywood Reporter, and Men’s Health. I currently reside in Portland, Oregon where I have been working to found and operate the education and community involvement project “Our School.”