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The one and only.

All-around good guy

I am a freelance web developer, graphic designer, and author from Milwaukee, WI. I grew up in Shorewood and later Mequon. In the years after high school, I bounced around a few colleges, including a few years in upstate New York, trying to find the right fit. I ultimately returned to Wisconsin still seeking the right fit. In that time, I spent a few years working for a small IT company designing and developing websites until they closed.

After that, I worked as a freelance web developer on the side with marginal success. Starting in 2006, I produced the majority of the illustrations for an award winning college level engineering textbook titled Exploring Engineering, published by Elsevier, which is now in it’s fourth edition. Since then, I’ve gone on to produce the illustrations for a Thermodynamics textbook as well.

Check out my résumé if you would like more detailed info about my working history.


Programming 💻Graphic Design 🎨Software 💾
HTML5 & CSS33D modelingBlender 3D
PHP & MySQL3D animation3ds Max
JavaScriptVector designInkscape
WordPressCAD draftingThe Gimp
React.js & GatsbyDigital designPhotoshop
C# and JavaWebsite mock-upsProcreate


Fun 🕹Lazy 🏈Enlightening 📷
BattleTech Sci-fi/fantasy movies & TVPhotography
Vintage Nintendo games80’s cartoonsWriting
Role-Playing GamesComics & graphic novelsDrawing
Disc golfWatching football World travel