I was a clean slate going into design school and I think everyone should be in a sense. I grew up practicing traditional arts and studying art history, and the most experience I had had with design was a box of old helvetica letraset rub on letters that I put over some of my drawings. Being so fresh when I entered school meant that my professors were able to teach me correct design principles that have become the foundation of my design practice, instead of poor habits and ideas picked up from other sources.
Starting at a young age my dad was kind enough to introduce me to a wide range of creatives working in film, advertising and fine art. These people helped me see how to apply an interest in art and design into a paying career. I've been working at R/GA Los Angeles for about 6 months now. We have a small design team that I’m very grateful to be a part of.
Study the history of design, especially that of the regions where you are interested in working. Also get really good at talking about the reasoning behind your work. That’s a big one.
I love being in a culture capital where people are pushing the boundaries of so many different mediums. I’m starting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament here in Los Angeles and the premise is that each tournament you have the opportunity to win a custom designed jersey by a different artist or designer. I’m hoping to collaborate with a wide range of creatives from the area and make some really unique jerseys.
Still here in Los Angeles, gearing up for the 2028 Olympics.
A good year to play some 3 on 3.