I was born in New York City where I attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. I continued my studies at Pratt and received my BFA from SUNY Purchase where I majored in painting. My professional career in graphic design began as a production assistant on Spike Lee's Clockers. Since then I have continued working as a Graphic Designer and Art Director for record labels and fashion brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, The Gap and most recently J. Crew.
The purpose of this online portfolio is to showcase my brand building and design direction achievements from recent years - highlighting the re-design of J. Crew's brand identity which I began working on in April of 2008. During my tenure at J. Crew I would go on to oversee their Men's, Women's and Crewcuts divisions as Design Director of Graphics - creating all branding, labeling and packaging for the company while partnering with other department heads to assure consistency in the brands message. As the company grew I created the identities of new brands such as: Wallace & Barnes - a vintage inspired higher price point Men's collection, Point Sur Denim - a high end Women's denim collection manufactured in the U.S.A. and Garments For Good - J. Crew's global initiative that supports a wide range of nonprofits like The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
I currently reside in Manhattan where I am surrounded by a well curated collection of books and records.