As a working designer for more than 25 years, I live to enhance brands and products through captivating creative. My approach is human-centered, and my best skill is the ability to solve problems by combining functional ideas with enough visual magic to excite.
I learned typography by getting press ink on my hands and learned film lighting and contrast in the studio and dark room. When I discovered pixels and a peripheral, I became insatiably consumed with not just static media, but film, music, and animation. This ‘renaissance-man’ streak enabled access to many facets of the creative industry.
In the early 2000s, I jumped into agency work and print advertising. I naturally moved towards interfaces and marketing concepts, helping startups at various stages—from securing VC funding to consumer launches. Independently, I became a sought-after designer in the Boston music community, took part in multi-media installations, and founded a motion design and 3D animation studio delivering for brands such as Nike, Marvel, ABC, NBC, Amblin, MTV…
I met Murat in 2002, shortly after moving to New York, and we quickly bonded over the appeal of some work of mine he’d come across—we’ve been working together ever since, branching out from Sterling Sound and shipping a wide spectrum of products for a broad range of clients—from the Rolling Stones to Rolling Stone magazine.
Today, I lead product design at a publishing company, delivering unique archive experiences for top publications such as Esquire, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and others.
I’m also art directing for content platforms such as Netflix. Working with production companies from initial concept though production and delivery, I create title sequences, set designs, and visual effects.
Having always been pulled into the orbit of music production, I’ve enjoyed working closely with top engineers, producers, artists, and audio hardware/software creators. The deep understanding of their creative process has led to Certified Transfers™— I believe our system can greatly facilitate and improve the audio professional’s day-to-day workflow as well as provide future peace of mind.