I am a 2008 graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle (Bachelor of Fine Arts) developing creative design.
When I was growing up in Edgewood, Washington, I had dedication to finding a route to designing shoes for Nike. I would sketch ideas for my friends involved in school basketball, along with shoe designs that were out at the time.
At 20, in 2004, I worked with friends on a band from Tacoma, called Mono In Vcf. We lived in a vintage 70's rambler house together that is now long gone. We achieved a demo deal with Sony/Columbia, based on the strength of a four-song EP in May 2005, which singer/songwriter Charles Perales titled The Voltage Control EP.
The EP had a charting amount of radio play on Seattle's KEXP-FM, which led us to work with a local music lawyer named Michael Barber. He lined us up to find success in the exact way that MGMT evolved at that same time on the other side of the country, based on one EP: joining Red Ink and Sony/Columbia.
I have since had many exciting experiences in graphics, and been able to learn many applications for creating something new.
Today, I have found new outlets for artistic expression.I have made attempts to help–in some small way–the mere prospects of a returned 41 years of Seattle SuperSonics basketball history, plus Seattle ice hockey, potentially arriving in the form of the National Hockey League, for the first time to the region.