I am a maker, architect, designer, and coder with over twenty years of practical and conceptual experience spanning the fields of architecture and landscape design, industrial design and fabrication, interaction design, ui/ux, graphic design, marketing, sound design and recording, programming and electronics, installation and web art, painting, sculpture, creative coding, and software development.
I strive to make work that is engaging, thoughtful, and experiential; whether I’m pushing wood through a table saw, designing or constructing buildings or spaces, making music, writing code, making art, cooking, mentoring and being the best dad I can be to my son, teaching students to be problem seekers, or just enjoying the hell out of working with people I gel with. Critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving are ‘always on’ skills that I enjoy applying everyday.
Much of my research and experimental work takes place at a confluence of architecture, art, fabrication, electronics, industrial design, and graphic design. My recent work comes from a space of wanting to understand how different modes of digital design, fabrication and manufacturing can coexist in novel ways to create new experiences that are informed by and engage with physical and/or virtual space.
The rest of my work these days focuses on making real projects, for real people, with real needs. Keeping a creative flow, working with my hands, relentlessly designing, experimenting, learning, and contributing my best to make environments and spaces better experiences for everyone. These are the things that keep me satisfied. I love to stay busy, and creative work is the thing that keeps me grounded and happy.
In addition to professional work, I have designed and instructed undergraduate and graduate level studios, and digital design and fabrication courses at both the University of Oklahoma’s School of Visual Arts, and the College of Architecture, and the University of New Mexico. Other course topics I have introduced include computational design, environmental art, game development, graphic design and web development.
My range of practical experience and creative inquiry has given me the professional agility to bridge a wide collection of artistic mediums, and design and technical disciplines. I have the capacity to apply a high level of personal drive, conceptual depth, industry insight and digital literacy to any creative challenge that is presented.
Awards, Honors + Grants
2013 – Present
2010 – 2015
2007 – 2009
2017 – 2022
2015 – 2017
2015 – 2017
2000 – 2006
2004 – 2005