As a child, I was constantly drawing; the most common place being in the car on long car trips. I had so many wild ideas, but my only outlets to get those out of my over active imagination were either crayons, colored pencils, and a big pad of paper. It wasn’t until I took my first graphic design course in high school that I realized I had an eye for design. Not only that, but I excelled at it too and it made me feel good about myself. I was astounded by what I could do with this new creative outlet and amazed by how it made me feel. No longer was I tied to only using crayons and colored pencils to express myself. I still dip into those from time to time because it’s fun to feel like a kid again, but from that point on, I knew what I wanted to do with my life.

Design excites me in ways that other things can’t. Everyday I’m around design and I couldn’t be happier. Whether it is when I’m working, designing for pleasure, or even just seeing design on the street, a little smile eases its way on my face. I have always viewed the world in an abstract way. I’m constantly having ideas flow through my head whenever I’m around design, constantly thinking about ways I can make the world different with what I do. To me, design is more than an interest, it is a passion.