I'm a hard-wired optimist with a bit of practicality thrown in. There is a bit of the teacher in me, and I enjoy explaining how things work in a clear, approachable manner.
I am a professional Freelance illustrator, and have done work as diverse as illustrating postage stamps, car engine cutaways, medical devices, scientific processes and the San Francisco skyline for a commemorative chocolate bar.
I am fascinated with antique technology. I spend much of my free time tinkering in my studio, reanimating the voices of long-silent machines, as well as creating new devices. I love digging at flea markets. Though I'm a self-motivated person who feels comfortable with solitude when working, I also enjoy good company, laughter, conversation, the local night life, alternative culture events and exploration.
I was born and raised in the SF bay area by British parents. I inherited some of their customs, but with a Californian twist. I lived and worked in the UK during my college years. I have always felt some fond familiarity with the UK, but the Bay Area is my home.
I am close to my family. My parents encouraged my artistic skills from a young age; they both were in creative industry professions. I learned my profession from my dad. I learned the beauty of old things from my mom. My grandmother was a dreamer, which I seem to have inherited. My grandfather was an engineer at UC Rad Labs. His influence led me into tinkering with old electronics.