As a native Chicagoan I have always been involved in the arts in one form or another. Co-founder of two performance art collectives, musician, graphic designer and more recently as creator of The Legend of Piney Stump, my first graphic novel. At the core of all my work is a desire to simply tell stories and that includes an ongoing collection of narrative illustrations. I consider these drawings a natural offshoot of my work as a graphic designer which often involves research for the perfect imagery to illustrate abstract concepts and editorial content. My latest endeavor, The Table Series, features a collection of drawings which will serve as the foundation for my next graphic novel, a work currently in progress. From humble beginnings in the newspaper industry to managing a freelance design business, I can honestly say the power of experience and a collaborative spirit have served me well.