Video games, comics, cartoons, illustration, thick lines, and design.
Many people know me as the super nerdy girl in the corner ‘geeking-out' about some video game or the newest anime. In my own way, I took away the stereotypical 'nerd/geek' and made it my greatest strength. The history of my family consists of artists, gamers, musicians and designers.
The passion for design and illustration I have began to kindle when I painted my mother’s beautiful white carpet as an infant. From then on everyone knew I was going to be in some sort of creative field. Throughout my public school career, I continued to take as many art classes as possible. It got so hectic; I was taking double art classes by my senior year. My artistic ability stemmed from watercolor, but then one year in high school a new digital art teacher showed me how to use photoshop and illustrator.
I was born in Ventura, California, but my mother moved us to San Diego when my sister was born. We lived in the more questionable parts of town that, back in the 90’s (Chula Vista, National City, North Park & City Heights) were not where most people wanted to be. Street art in San Diego was the most fascinating and inspirational thing I had ever seen. Growing up I never knew my father, but my mother raised me on her own which meant she worked long hours with me at home alone for most the day. A lot of my passion for the arts and creativity stemmed from boredom and me trying to make the best of what I had. I left California at the age of 17 to pursue by BA in Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Phoenix, Arizona. While living in the beautifully arid desert of Phoenix, I was lucky enough to work in some of the best Advertising Agencies in the valley, established a name for myself within my creative community, and acquired a handful of local and national awards.
Today I'm living my best life, working in the video games industry, creating weird art, spending my years with the love of my life, and creating wonderfully fun memories with my little Princess Zelda. Don't ever quit your dreams.