Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu, I am a Punahou School alumnus who received a Bachelor of Studio Arts, with emphasis in graphic design, from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. While earning my degree, I was given the award for Scholar of Distinction in Graphic Design by Loyola Marymount University’s Department of Art and Art History. I was also selected to display my work in Loyola Marymount University’s Annual Research Symposium.
Upon receiving my Bachelor’s degree, looking for a change, I decided to make my way up to Seattle and experience the Pacific Northwest.
As a designer, I enjoy the challenge of being a storyteller through the creation of graphics that are meaningful, functional, and aesthetically innovative. I appreciate the visual problem solving and critical thinking required during the creative process, the satisfaction of producing something with purpose, and the reward of helping others achieve their creative aspirations. I am particularly fond of branding and identity which incorporates all the aforementioned components of design into one cross functional, cross media project.
Aside from design, I’m a laid back guy who appreciates what nature has to offer, particularly the beach. I enjoy bodysurfing a clean wave, hiking up to a scenic view, eating practically any sort of food, trying new beers while still sticking to the classics, working out (when it’s not too cold), cruising with friends, and listening to Hawaiian style reggae music.