While my aesthetic tastes are constantly evolving, I seem to be eternally fascinated with the boldness of extremes. My work often contains large doses of contrast to capture viewer attention.
I can’t believe I’m actually admitting this but I fell in love with graphic design from a Duran Duran album cover. The album is called Rio and the minimalist hard-edge style of Patrick Nagel really did it for me. Today, Nagel’s art is considered iconic 80’s kitsch but I still love his Japanese-inspired style and how he incorporated large areas of black and white into almost every piece.
Perhaps it was the product of small town boredom but I was that kid who had to take things apart just to see how they worked. Before long, my parents were asking me to repair things around the house, then came cars and engine rebuilds. This passion for understanding systems created a natural transition to working with software engineers. I get a lot of satisfaction taking complex issues and making them visually simple.