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.
Grain Belt Brewery
InBound Brew Co.
Land O’ Lakes Inc.
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
STEP Inside Design
Graphic Design USA
AIGA MN Design Show
ADFED “The Show”
Esquire Magazine - USA
Gestalten – Germany
Victionary – China
UnderConsideration/FPO - USA
LogoLounge - USA
Urbis Magazine - Australia/New Zealand
ArtPower – China
Creativity Design Annual
Sandu – China