Shout Outs

• My amazing wife and daughter
• My bike
• Bourbon and whiskey
• My Akai MPC 2000xl drum machine and sampler
• Digging for inspiration in vintage books, magazines and records

Creative collaboration > caffeinated coffee

Nothing energizes me like working with my mStoner team to solve our clients’ creative problems. As top-notch designers, developers, and strategists, we work behind the scenes and tinker with details to make sure all the pieces and parts come together in the best products.The steady supply of Mexican food and espresso doesn’t hurt.

Coming from a family of amazingly creative people, I put together ‘zines for my childhood friends and worked all night on handrawn typography while earning a degree from my mother’s alma mater, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since then, I have designed responsive websites, freelanced with many of the large digital agencies in Chicago, and created environmental, print, social, and digital design work for brands such as Herman Miller, Haworth,, Converse, BlackBerry, and AT&T.

I couldn’t be happier to bring my passion and skill in visual arts plus 15 years of multidisciplinary design experience to my new home at mStoner. I can’t believe I get paid to do what I love with such a talented, collaborative, and nimble team, even without the espresso. When I’m not having fun with my mStoner team, I’m enjoying my hometown of Chicago, biking, and camping with my wife and 8-year-old daughter.

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