Unlike most in this line of work, I surprisingly didn’t get started by drawing. Much of my interest in the area of design was in how things worked or were put together. I would often pull apart my toys to the point I would get books as gifts instead.
I wasn’t even aware that one could make a living by being creative until my early teens. As I look back now I’m glad that I was homeschooled as it gave me time to immerse myself in learning about the tools and methodology behind things. However, then it was more of an escape where I could create things people enjoyed.
From there it was a series of events from designing mixtape covers, to designing and building Myspace layouts, as well as logos and marketing collateral. That later led to working for a couple startups, advertising agencies, and a couple experiential interactive agencies.