Throughout my life, I’ve always been creative and intrigued by details. When I first saw Star Wars in 1977, I was blown away by the innovation and details that went into it. I also feel the same way when listening to the complexities of progressive rock.
I went into graphic design because I wanted to put my skills to use. I like learning about the details of a company, then brainstorming to come up with a unique concept and design that is just right for the company’s logo and other business needs.
I have created custom designs for multiple small and large businesses for almost two decades and graduated with an associate’s degree from Salt Lake Community College. However, much of what I’ve learned is self-taught or something I picked up while working as a designer for a variety of companies.
I like to spend time with my best friend who is also my wife, as well as my three adultish children when they’re available. I enjoy yoga, meditation, weight lifting and collecting action figures from the 1980s. In my younger years, I spent a lot of time backpacking the red rock canyons of southern Utah. Now, I just enjoy long walks. If I sit down and watch anything, comedy is my preference, though I will often choose to be outside in our beautiful yard with a glass of wine.
I am proud of my most recent accomplishment, which is the renovations I completed on my home. Growing up in northern Utah, I always wanted to live in the historic area of Farmington City. My wife and I finally went for it and purchased a small neglected house in the area. We updated the inside, restored the outside and added an addition. We did much of the work ourselves, including landscaping the yard. The house turned out to have a unique story behind it and we were able to get it on the historic registry.
“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away and you have their shoes.” – Jack Handey