Born in 1988, New York City.

EDUCATION

2006-2010 B.F.A. Illustration, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
2007-2010 Drawing, Grand Central Academy of Art, New York, NY
2013-2016 Painting/Printmaking, Art Students League of New York, New York, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Human/Nature, Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, Florida

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 On Paper, An Exhibition of Drawings, The Florence Academy of Art US at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
2018 12x12, A Portrait Exhibition, The Florence Academy of Art US at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
2017 Poets and Artists Group Exhibition, Arcadia Contemporary, Culver City, CA
2017 Expanding Tradition: The Journey of the African-American Artist, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2017 Self Portrait, Eleventh Street Arts, New York, NY
2017 Lot 5 Collective Pop Up Exhibition at Candid Arts Trust, London, UK
2017 Woman as Warrior, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL
2017 Flesh, CasaCano, Bogotá, Colombia
2017 Pop Up Group Exhibition, Mana Glass Gallery at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
2017 Chévere, Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, Florida
2016 The 26th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
2016 Contemporary Figuration, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
2016 Landscapes, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
2016 Wrap Me Up: Winter Small Works Show, Eleventh Street Arts, New York, NY
2016 Art Renewal Center International Salon
2015 Reflecting the Real, Rehs Contemporary Galleries, New York, NY
2015 Au Naturel, Royal Nebeker Art Gallery, Astoria, Oregon

AWARDS

2016 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Québec, Canada
2011 Golden Brush Award/Grand Prize, L. Ron Hubbard's Writer's and Illustrators of the Future

TEACHING

2017 London Atelier of Representational Art, London, UK | Portrait Painting Masterclass
2017 Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA | Alla Prima Portrait Painting Workshop
2017 The Loveland Atelier, Loveland,CO | Alla Prima Portrait Painting Workshop
2016 Taller Trescientos Uno , Bogotá, D.C. | Portrait Painting Workshop
2016 Taller Trescientos Uno , Bogotá, D.C. | Portrait Drawing Workshop
2016 L. Ron Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future Workshops | Illustrators Workshop
2014 L. Ron Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future Workshops | Illustrators Workshop 

EXPERIENCE

MATTEL 2017 | Art Director
Art Director for Mattel, Inc. Digital Engagement Group. Content creation for Barbie, Enchantimals, Fisher-Price and Thomas and Friends. Responsibilities include social media content creation, website page design and content development, 2d design assets for videos, animations and motion graphics, photo shoot art direction, set design, photo retouching, lettering and illustrations for static and video content.

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2017 | Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Department of Illustration.

EPSILON GAMING 2016 - 2017 | Senior Illustrator
Illustration and design for land-based casino slot machine games. Art direction of outsourced illustration assets. Illustration styles range from realistic digital painting to photo composited works.
Responsibilities included: Story and content development, art direction for game content and outsourced illustration and providing feedback and direction to illustration vendors. Title screen and game cover art design, background paintings, character and lettering/type slot symbol illustrations, concept art and character designs, slot machine signage design.

HIGH 5 GAMES 2013 - 2015 | Digital Illustrator
Illustration and design for land-based casino slot machine games. Illustration styles range from realistic digital painting to photo composited works, cartooning, 3D rendered and vector art looks.
Responsibilities included: Title screen design, background paintings, concept art and character designs, lettering/type slot symbol illustrations, machine signage design, marketing art for print and digital.    

NOLITA RISTORANTE 2013 - Present | Art Director/Senior Designer
Art direction and responsibility for all design for the Nolita brand since the restaurant's inception in 2013. 
Responsibilities include: Brand identity, print collateral, marketing designs for print and digital, mural designs, copywriting, indoor signage, outdoor signage, event signage and marketing materials, menus, and packaging.

ZING VODKA 2012 | Lead Designer
The role involved designing everything for the rebrand of Zing Vodka. Assets include logos, package design, 3D glass bottle renderings. Print and digital design included: digital and print ads, website design, social media marketing designs and art direction for product photo shoots.

SKYHORSE PUBLISHING 2011 | Book Cover Designer
Design and illustration for hardcover and paperback titles.

GRAPHIC GORILLA 2011 | Lead Illustrator/Designer
Branding, collateral, motion graphics, and UI design. Illustration and designs for vehicle wraps.

FEATURES

Supersonic
Huffington Post
Afro Punk
Creativity Fuse
Fine Art Connoisseur
American Art Collector
Publishers Weekly 

RECOGNITION

2016
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Québec, Canada

2012              
Manefest International Drawing Annual 6: Artist Feature
Prime, The Definitive Digital Art Collection, 3D Total Publishing: Artist Feature
Digital Painting Techniques Volume 4, 3D Total Publishing: Artist Tutorial
CMYK Magazine #52: Pro Showcase: Illustration
2D Artist Magazine Issue 72: Artist Feature

2011              
L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future 27: Grand Prize Winner
Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier by Juliette Aristides, Random House Publishing: Artist Feature
Digital Art Masters Vol. 6: Project Overview
Beginners Guide to Digital Painting In Photoshop, 3D Total Publishing: Artist Tutorial

2010
Spectrum Fantastic Art #17: Artist Feature
3x3 Illustration Annual
Advanced Fashion Drawing: Lifestyle Illustration by Bil Donovan,  Laurence King Publishers: Artist Feature
Digital Art Masters Vol. 5: Artist Feature

2009              
Tate Publishing National Illustration Competition: First Prize
Creative Quarterly 16: Gold Award Illustration