First and foremost, I'm a nerd. Mostly with science fiction, art,
and language - punctuation in particular. I like doing research and
learning seemingly trivial facts about as many different things as
possible. I've only recently moved to Portland from the San
Francisco bay area, which is where I've spent all of my life
(mostly in San Jose.) I studied illustration at the California
College of Arts and Crafts, and graduated in 2006 with my BFA. If
I'm not drawing or painting I'm typically reading, and if I'm not
doing any of the above I'm surely thinking about them.
What I’m doing with my life
I spent twenty-seven years living within a fifty mile radius of
Oakland, California. I moved to Portland in July because it was
definitely time for a change, and to that end I'm interested in not
only what Portland has to offer, but life as a whole. Things are
changing for me, and it's all very exciting.
My long-term goal is to support myself with freelance illustration
work, so most of my decisions are made with that in mind, but I'm
not one to let dedication to a craft get in the way of living life.
I’m really good at
It's all relative, isn't it? Some would say I'm really good at
drawing and painting, and I'd say I'm good enough, but then I'm
never satisfied. I'm pretty clever and I'm good at coming up with
solutions to problems. I guess you could say I'm good at being
analytical; as if you couldn't tell by the way I over-thought this
The first things people usually notice about me
I would guess they notice that I'm taller than the average guy, and
kind of lanky. I feel I'm well proportioned, however. I've also
been told my smile is eye-catching.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This summer I got a Kindle, so I've been racing through just about
anything I can get my hands on. I'll read classics like Vonnegut
and Heinlein, but also more contemporary writers like King and
Steig. And everything in between. If it seems interesting, I'll
definitely read it.
I love bad movies: but really I just look for something that will
entertain me for its duration. Plots are good - I'm not a fan of
gore for the sake of gore - but silly, campy, thought-provoking,
and action blockbuster are all good too. My favorite movie is Star
Wars, but I hope you won't hold that against me. (I'm also first in
line to point out its glaring faults, so don't worry, I'm not a
I don't watch a lot of television these days, but I do make a point
to watch a few shows here and there. Again, mostly silly shows that
one can't take too seriously. I love to laugh.
My musical tastes run the spectrum too. If there's something that
hooks me, I'm sold. Cake is my favorite band, but I also enjoy
classic rock, hard rock, punk rock, classical, techno, bluegrass,
hip-hop, funk, disco, etc. I'm always looking for something new
(and good) to listen to.
Food? I love to eat. Anything, really. I know good food when I get
it, but there's something so appealing about food that'a kind of
junky and divey. What I'm saying, if I'm saying anything at all is
I'm not a snob and always willing to try something new.
The six things I could never do without
Sketchbook, oil paint, inspiration, my dachshund Maxfield, good
friends, and laughter.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Art. Seriously, I'm a nerd. If I'm not actively making it I'm
usually in my head mixing colors, planning brushstrokes, or
plotting out future projects. I just can't turn it off.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm either curled up with a book or hunched over the easel working
on a painting, but I'll trade either one for good company.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I just discovered that the only pictures I have of myself are
reference photos I've taken for paintings. Personally, I think
they're hilarious. Maybe I'll share them sometime.
And if that doesn't do it for you (but let's be real, who could
resist a man who plays dress up and pretends to be an airship
postman?), I'm inexplicably addicted to romantic comedies.
Especially those staring Hugh Grant. And I really wish I knew why.
You should message me if
If you laughed even once while reading my profile or if you read
through all of my rambling and still have the inclination to talk
to me. I can be a pretty chatty guy, so if you want to talk, we'll