Art has always been a part of my life. I first started painting and drawing as a child. Growing up, I dabbled in a variety of other art forms too, including sculpture, furniture design, animation, photography, and graphic design (print and digital).
I received my BFA in Design at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and my MFA in The Business of Art and Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. I've worked as a web and print designer for the past six years.
I'm inspired by love, life, history and psychology. The past has shown us that artists have successfully been a driving force of cultural change for centuries. Because art has no boundaries or limitations, it can act as a form of communication for people of all cultures to come together and share ideas. Using this principle, I'm inspired to create content that influences change in our society, especially updating the narrative of how society sees minorities, women and the lower class in America.
I aim to change American society into one that celebrates equality and appreciates diversity. I believe by combining art, education and cultural appreciation, we can progress pass hatred and fear. Many of the problems we face regarding social injustice is based on ignorance, greed and lack of compassion. Despite a myriad of data supporting the benefits of diversity and showing how human inequality is still very present in this country, prejudices in race, gender and class still occur. By taking this data and presenting it through art and media, I hope to reach a wide audience and educate them on topics that they may not research themselves.