My current project titled Piney Stump is based on a character and story that has been with me for many years. Developing the drawings has been incredibly fun and incorporates much of my own history. As a native Chicagoan raised on the southeast side of the city in the shadow of U.S. Steel and Lake Michigan I developed an affinity for massive structures, crusty lakeshores, beautiful latticed bridges and a wide range of characters. I remain inspired by the city and rely on it’s endless resources as an illustrator and graphic designer. I have also been fortunate to cultivate a rich, freelance career working with clients and friends in film production, studio administration, marketing and publishing. With a genuine curiosity for innovation I rely on my instinct to simply trust a good idea and run with it. Please follow the journey of Piney Stump as it continues.