Artist Statement

My work is an amalgamation of digital and analog processes that are indispensable to my practice. I illustrate using a variety of mediums and technologies, teach using an online workshop model, and develop web sites that make all the content I create accessible online. My background in graphic design helps me navigate different digital mediums and technology tools that I use to encourage a connection to my work through sharing.

I license all my work under a Creative Commons license. Copyright is too restrictive for how I want others to interact with my work, and Creative Commons legally modifies the copyright agreement. Creative Commons licensing allows others to remix the work I do and encourages sharing the work with others. I am a firm believer in free culture, especially in the digital age, and have positioned my new media art to help other artists tell their stories and reach their personal goals using art and technology.

New Media Artist Bio

I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved to Chicago shortly after graduating high school to pursue higher education. During my undergraduate studies, I focused mainly on developing my craft and familiarizing myself with new media technologies. After receiving an AAS in illustration and web design, I transferred to Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver where I went on to graduate with a BFA in Communication Design. Most recently I completed my MS in Graphic Information Technology from the Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University.

I am a self-employed web developer and content strategist, or more simply, call me a new media artist. I work full-time on my artist website teaching art, writing articles, and creating illustrations. While not in the studio or teaching online, you can find me in the kitchen baking gluten-free desserts, or outside exploring my beautiful downtown neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Oh, and I have a serious love for black coffee and pugs...