illustration by liz yerby

I have lived in New York City since February 2000. Prior to that I lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for 25 years. I attended Louisiana State University where I was the chairman of the union film committee, won the student art show and was a stage musician for LSU theater. After finishing LSU, I was asked to join Swine Palace theater productions but opted instead to go to grad school at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

When I finished Pratt with an MFA, I interned at Hudson River Park Trust. At the trust, in addition to my regular park duties, I designed fliers for educational purposes and events. While working at HRPT I took night classes at NYU in web and film production. I left HRPT to work on a series of freelance projects. My first commercial job was for Estée Lauder.

After a project for the November 2008 presidential election I began working at the Visual Media Center at Columbia University. Part of the incentive to work there included free classes. I eventually earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University in Computer Science with a concentration in Computer Vision and Graphics. I have have done work for Time Inc, ABC, Showtime Networks and Comcast/NBC Universal, USPS and Google.

Growing up in Baton Rouge, I was the oldest of five children. My grandfather worked as an engineer at the Exxon refinery on the Mississippi River. I loved LSU sports, watching Shaq Diesel on the basketball court and going to Saturday night games in Tiger Stadium.

I plan to continue architecting and building applications for web and mobile devices. I also write and paint.