I'm a graphic designer, illustrator and writer based in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
If I could be sponsored by a company — the way athletes and metal drummers are affiliated with shoe companies and drum stick companies — I’d want it to be Ticonderoga pencils. I’ve been using them my entire life, filling notebooks with endless sketches and ideas. It's easier to think with a pencil than a computer. It's how I approach writing in my career as a journalist and how I approach design in my career lane change to graphics.
From 2008 to 2018, I worked as a journalist in New York and Connecticut. My articles appeared in a variety of news outlets including CBS News, WNYC, Re/Code, City Limits, The Crime Report, City & State, New York Press, The Riverdale Press, The Connecticut Health I-Team, The Hartford Courant, The New Haven Register and many more. My work has been recognized by the New York Press Association, Local Media Association and Suburban Newspapers of America. I conducted investigations with the support of the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) and Long Island University's George Polk Investigative Reporting Fellowship. I have a Bachelor's Degree in English from Manhattan College in the Bronx. Yes, I like Chaucer.
I've interviewed mayors, NBA players, Nobel Prize winners, jazz legends and even one of my all-time heroes, the great Mike Watt. While I continue to write, I've shifted my career to graphic design and illustration. In 2018, I earned a graphic production certificate from Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT. I make posters, logos, animations, silkscreen collages, flyers and websites.
I play bass in Poor Lily and Lightning Crabs, drums in The Los Hot Quesos and guitar in Adam Wisnieski Exploded.
To know me best, listen to some of my all-time favorite songs: