More than you wanted to know

I am an illustrator / designer in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I began my education at the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2000.  I was captain of the cross country team there, which was a lot of fun, but a close call with an alligator convinced me to transfer out.  So it goes.

I finished college at the University of Michigan where I received my BFA in graphic design in 2004.  I liked it a lot and learned all sorts of great things there, but none of them were how to breathe underwater, which has been a long standing goal of mine.  So it goes.

When I’m not working on important projects I tend to invest my time in any number of trivial pursuits, such as:  Foot races, writing mediocre poetry, hiking, thinking myself in ridiculous circles, reading, brachiating, and kicking dead horses.  Also, come to think of it, I’m mildly obsessed with otters…

Aside from my dramatic foray into The South, I also had a stint doing the Unemployed Young Person in Chicago Thing.  Though it seems I always end up back here near my family and friends (they’re a nerdy bunch of weirdos, but they’re dear to me).  It probably helps that I’m actually completely in love with Michigan, right down to its snow-covered underbelly.

Other interests include: Hiding my fingers and toes from snapping turtles. Hunting mudpuppies.  Tending an orchard of fruitless enterprises.  The Great Water and its ships, sea captains, and sea monsters.   Vectorizing my imagination 1mb at a time; BEING the Bézier curve.   Autumnal this-and-that. Constantly being out-flanked by continental climate.  Kinematics.   Animals.  The places they live.   Being a college tourist.  Dinosaurs.  My dog and his monkey face.  Typography jokes (not really, but enough to annoy my friends).  Docks.  Running fast in the cold.  Ultimate frisbee.  Wishing I was better at sports than I actually am.  Snorkeling.  Maps and charts.  Writing.  Crowing.  Carrying on.  Cussing more than my mom deems appropriate.  Hugs.  Hyperbole.  Timeless kitsch.  Clouds in the shape of supermodels.

There’s only one rule that I know of, babies— God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.

– Mr. Kurt Vonnegut

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
– Hunter S. Thompson

8 thoughts on “More than you wanted to know

  1. So happy I stumbled upon you…..a local with great wit
    (exploring the site further to see your work).

  2. Came across your site purely by accident, but I’m glad I did! You seem completely hilarious and your work looks awesome from what I see so far! I look forward to digging around the site some more! 😉

  3. I came upon your site looking for the W logo from Wolverine State Brewing. I’d love to put it on the hood of my Jeep and run WOLVERINE down the side where rubicon usually is. I am a HUGE Michigan Wolverines football fan[atic]. Have been to A2 several times to attend games stumbling upon the brew. Love it and its packaging! Well done sir. Know where I can find the W in a decent res? hint hint

  4. hey Just had a DESPERATE question for you, is there any way possible I can get your “sweet Tooth design on a shirt or Hoodie??? I have litterally been trying to get it for over 3 years…and Threadless will not reprint it. T_T its the only print I want! even a poster, but really I like the shirt idea! I would commission it.

  5. Hi Brian,

    I’m the Creative Director at i3Logic … It’s been a while since we last worked together and we’ve struggled to get back in touch with you via email.

    I’d like to talk with you about an illustration project I think you’ll find intriguing. Contact me as soon as you get a moment.

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