My first introduction to Adobe Photoshop and digital art was in grade 8. I learned the basics of layer mapping and began applying filters to everything. From this introduction grew a passion for creating digital art which I shared with my friends. This eventually led to me co-founding a snow/skate brand (Arts vs Crafts) in 2001. I was the graphics lead and would create the majority of the designs to be printed on snow and skate wear. These skills became refined as I went through design school and learned how to communicate effectively using design language and graphic design principals.