I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, which is pretty much the first thing I tell everyone because I am a ride or die Pittsburgher. I begrudgingly left “the ‘burgh” to attend Cornell University where I graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in Visual Studies and Art History, receiving highest honors for my thesis on the image of the American Road. Towards the end of college I started working with graphic design and photography and began my professional career in visual communication. I moved to Chicago in 2013 accepting a position as a Graphics Editor at The Onion. I gradually moved into the role of Art Director where I worked on and managed image production for The Onion, ClickHole, AV Club, and The Takeout.
I now work on a freelance basis taking on a variety of design and branding projects. When I’m not working I’m doing anything active including soccer, tennis, snowboarding and triathlon.