Born and raised in the Tulsa area, I was always fascinated in anything creative. At first wanting to be a comic book artist, I turned my eye to studying everything around me. As I entered high school I focused my creativity towards design, and haven’t looked back.
After graduating I spent a few years in retail, and eventually was dragged into a web start up, where I began developing flash and web based solutions. Still working in the web field in 2000, I found 2 business partners and started Toydrum, Inc – which focused it’s web and software solutions on small and medium businesses. After 7 years Toydrum closed it’s doors, and I’ve worked short term positions and freelancing ever since.
While working with Toydrum I worked mainly with new businesses, however helped established ones as well. Notably working on updates for Rib Crib, TRC, and web site designs and solutions for Mayor Kathy Taylor, 105.3 Kjamz, Namco America, 4-to-Fix, and Dwelling Spaces. As a designer I’m especially proud of the wide range of industries I’ve worked for and created successful concepts for over the years – from lawyers, a local rap station, cosmetics, video gaming, government organizations, realestate, supplement companies, local events, farming, churches, industrial, and a coffee house.
An interest early in life was helping to educate, as a result I’ve pursued and sharpened my public speaking abilities. Winning several regional competitions in high school, I’ve gone on to help clients and groups understand the internet, design, and things at which I can speak on. I also helped in student recruitment for 2 years to help “give back”; I spoke to groups and middle school and intermediate classes on the values of pursuing education through vocational and college classes.
Currently I spend my time freelancing, playing Soul Calibur 4 and SSBB, and organizing and volunteering for a state wide initiative called OKgamers.com – a site to network gamers in Oklahoma. While OKgamers keeps my schedule busy, I also am an active member of Tulsa’s anime organization, TAO, consulting for Tokyo in Tulsa and Tulsa’s Comic and Anime Expo, and of course, I enjoy hanging out with friends.