I grew up in Chicago, but was fortunate enough to have next door neighbors recently transplanted from sunny southern California. Subsequently, I was reared on a steady diet of skateboarding, bmx racing, break dancing, collecting sneakers, and drawing – drawing really kooky out there sorta shit. I made it through high-school, skating, partying, and chasing girls. I chose science over art on my way to college, which was arguably a waste. However, I think the science route proved to be a good decision. I graduated, moved to Boulder, Colorado and became a mountain bike racer. I raced bikes for the Schwinn brand for some time. Bike racing lost its zeal and I forged my own little path into the world of art & design.