Growing up in New York City, I had the opportunity to experience many of the city’s museums and artistic culture. As a child, I was fascinated by everything from historic works of art to comics and animation. In high school, I first had steered away from art. With the help and guidance of an amazing art teacher, I found her passion for the arts again and knew I was destined to study art and design. While in college I was able to find and focus on her artistic voice. This proved helpful in maintaining a clear and fresh design style that is true even to this day. After pushing through the hurdles that have come my way, I treat every challenge as a valuable learning experience.