I’m a Minnesota native who grew up fishing, doodling, and building forts in the woods. Creativity was adventure driven by curiosity. Art was play and never work, but I managed to turn those wonder years sketching Lamborghini's, Great White Sharks and BMX bikes into an honest to God career. 

Now I’m a designer, illustrator and brand builder. The work I do varies greatly depending on the need, but I consistently ground my creative process on strategic insight. Whether reviving a classic brand or getting a new business off the ground, I help companies find their unique story and build a design infrastructure to tell that story. 

When I’m not making stuff, I learn about real life from my better-half Natalie and our boy Lincoln. I’m as curious and adventurous as ever, and continue to pursue fly-fishing, the great outdoors, mid-century modernity’s, the Swiffer®, Rock n’ Roll and Jesus Christ.


Client History

Indian Motorcycle
Red Bull
Esquire Magazine
Grain Belt Brewery
Schell's Beer
Phillips Distilling
Caribou Coffee

Agency History

2016 - Current     10 Thousand Design / Design Director

2000 - Current     Soulseven / Sole Proprietor

2013 - 2016     Colle+Mcvoy / Design Director

2012 - 2013     mono / Creative

2010 - 2012     Olson / Senior Designer

2005 - 2010     FAME / Senior Designer

2002 - 2005     Catalyst Studios / Designer


2002 - Present     Real Life

1998 - 2002     College of Visual Arts (CVA) / BFA in Design, Graduated Magna Cum Laude

1996 - 1998     The Art Institute / Associates Degree in 3D Design & Animation


Communication Arts
HOW Magazine
Print Magazine
STEP Inside Design
Graphic Design USA
AIGA MN Design Show
ADDY® Awards
ADFED “The Show”
Telly Awards
RAC Awards


Esquire Magazine - USA
Gestalten – Germany
Victionary – China
UnderConsideration/FPO - USA
LogoLounge - USA
Urbis Magazine - Australia/New Zealand
ArtPower – China
Creativity Design Annual
Sandu – China