Twenty years ago I began training with visual artist Sam Mylin, helping in his studio and assisting with teaching art classes. In art school, I studied Game Art & Design and Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. During this period, I also began working professionally as a live caricature artist, having now drawn over 25,000 faces everywhere from backyard BBQs to top end Walt Disney World resorts. In 2009 I helped co-found and as serve as Creative Director at a boutique marketing firm, Wex Marketing.
After marrying my best friend and fellow artist, Hannah Kienzle, we renovated a camper van into a mobile studio and traveled across the United States. After we sold our van to a traveling gypsy band, we jumped around from North Carolina to Florida, during which I published my first full-length graphic novel, Skull Behind The Sky and I finished my second graphic novel, Our Dark Eye.
We returned to our hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2019 and I began work on several new projects, including OBVERSION, an interactive adventure releasing for iPhone this year.
(Psst! I also do swell graphic design and branding here)