1. How did you get started creating art prints? Did you start at a young age or was it something that you began to do when you were older? Has it changed over time?
In the early 2000s the gig poster scene was really taking off again. At first I would design posters others would print then I began to screenprint my work in 2012. I also learned letterpress and some relief printing techniques.
2. How has your relationship with your major affected your art style?
I majored in Graphic Design and minored in Art History — a lot of my work is inspired by illustration and type design styles from different eras of history.
3. How did you start your brand?
I felt that it was important to separate myself from my work, to be able to share my work with an audience — I use the studio and the work to connect to others with similar interests. I created social media accounts and a website specifically for the work and I try to maintain a message that is fun and positive, informative about the concept and content and I like to share process with a general audience as well any of my followers that are also artists.
4. What are your inspirations/influences that helped you develop your artistic style?
Some of my work is inspired by the Victorian era through the Art Deco period and my other style is very inspired by mid-century design and illustration. I think my love of typography was really focused at DAAP. And since graduation I have gotten a lot more into illustration.
5. If you could go back and relive any memory of DAAP, what would it be?
I skied the "moguls" between DAAP and Martin Luther King! And I really enjoyed my coop experiences in New York and Boston as well.
6. What are other forms of art that you enjoy doing?
Our studio does a lot of painting, and I really enjoy the technique. We also create some sculpture and I really enjoy film photography as well.