I was born in 1973 and grew up riding bmx bikes, skateboards, spray painting walls and getting into a normal, expected amount of trouble. As a military brat, I moved around a lot, it made sense that I later traveled the country many times over playing in bands. Time was spent in Richmond Virginia for fine art school at VCU and I graduated from the Art Institute of Philadelphia near the top of my class. I have been an Art Director more times than can be counted on one hand, less than two hands (including both The Willamette Week and The Stranger newspapers). I have designed hundreds of CD/record covers, posters and t-shirts for musical groups around the globe. After being the Art Director at Southern Lord Records for a few years in LA, I packed up and came back to my home: Portland, Oregon, Northwest America.
Much stoke in designing—and using my own arial photographs for—the new studio project release, Yama-Uba. Japanese for "mountain witch", I thought that Mother Nature seen as an erupting volcano was a great visual for this abrasive record. Listen here and pick up a physical copy of the compact disc here.
The hand-numbered rerelease of Lumbar's "First & Last Days of Unwelcome" vinyl came out awesome. I'm happy to have not only designed it, but also taken all the photos for the release. Pick one up before they're gone here.