Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
Bachelor of Arts – Graphic Design
My natural fascination with technology and love of the arts guided me from a business degree to one in graphic design. It was at Eastern Illinois University that I studied under such professors as: Mary Leonard-Cravens, Chuck Nivens, Jenny Chi, and Chris Kahler. It was here that my foundation of typography, branding, logo design, color theory, layout and creative principles were formed.
Florence Academy of Art Florence, Italy
Summer 2005 – Figure Painting
In the summer of 2005 I backpacked alone from Dublin to Florence. I was gone for a little over two months total, but managed to travel about the greater part of Western Europe. Living in Florence through the summer and studying at The Florence Academy of Art was a memorable life experience that still resonates in my work.