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About the Artist
What do you do at Real Art?
At Real Art, I develop our strategy and approach to projects, write proposals, meet with clients and work closely with our creative teams.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work or creating fabulous goods for Real Mart?
When I'm not at work or creating fabulous goods for Real Mart, my favorite thing to do on a weekend or extended vacation is to pack my suitcase and head out of town for a concert or down time with friends. Northern Michigan is insanely beautiful—I look forward to cruising the small town of Glen Arbor and hiking the Sleeping Bear sand dunes every summer.
What drives you to make the things you’re selling on Real Mart?
The creative buzz that happens during our Christmas gift exchange, where everyone has to make their gift, is very inspiring. Real Mart is extending that energy throughout the year.
What creative project are you currently brainstorming?
We're currently making the next generation of Ford cop cars look badass.
Who has been your greatest inspiration(s)—professionally or creatively (or both)?
My twin brother Joe has always been into art and had an eye for design. He knew who Chip Kidd and Art Chantry were before I did and decided to focus on design in high school. I hung with him and have had the bug ever since.
What music do you like to listen to when you’re working?
It's always changing, but lately it's been Broken Social Scene, Phoenix, Spoon and The National.
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Me Talk Pretty One Day and Everything is Illuminated
Casino Royale, Garden State and Up in the Air
Favorite video game(s):
Not really my thing
Television show you can’t miss:
Lost, This American Life, Modern Family and 30 Rock
If you could only eat one thing for a month, what would it be?
Cashew nut stir-fry with tofu from Thai 9—spice level 7
Celebrity you’d love to meet (living or dead):
Favorite destination you’ve traveled to:
Blog(s) you visit daily:
Swiss Miss, Engadget, Daring Fireball, Autoblog and Uncrate
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I studied graphic design at the University of Dayton with a bunch of my co-workers. I started working at Real Art during my senior year of college as the «print intern» and started on the same day as Pat Murray. Over the years I've had fun working on the print team, dabbled in video and web design, and now love working as Project Manager developing strategy and working with our super talented design crew.
I grew up in Columbus and still like going back to hang with my twin brother Joe and my beautiful mama. I'm often in Cincy too, to see my lovely lady Chris who is also a designer.