Be creative, keep it simple. I’m not a stranger to that idea. From doodling at a young age to designing on my Mac today, design is something I have always enjoyed and appreciated. After going from Columbia College Chicago to intern to employee to freelancer, I wanted to create my own environment to collaborate with other talented creatives.
This company was started to make our client’s ideas and our own ideas come to life. Collision is not just another design company. We’re determined to make quality design a top priority, as it should be, and our experience and knowledge have gotten us to where we are today. Let’s collide!
I am a graphic designer, illustrator, and craft enthusiast. I love the art of the hand-made and try to apply that to my design work as often as possible.
I graduated from the Art Institute of Schaumburg with a bachelors degree in graphic design. Upon graduating I worked as an intern and freelancer before stumbling into Collision Labs where you can now find me at my desk drawing and creating awesome stuff.
I broke the first computer I was given access to. Then, naturally enough, I proceeded to break it repeatedly. It was all part of my brilliantly evil plan to figure out how it worked. And I did. I was able to gradually move toward more constructive avenues and began writing small programs to perform useful or entertaining tasks. The programming languages I started with have, of course, long since been retired to the history books, but others, better, have taken their place.
I now develop complex and custom web applications with my wife, Tiffany, and our three domesticated dingos, Dagon, Deilos, and Dactyl.
I entered the wide world of Web development as a teenager, making Diaryland templates for other teenage girls. From then on I was committed to helping people communicate and connect with others on the Web. I moved on from Diaryland to an open-source blogging software called Greymatter, which was popular in the early 2000s.
Now I focus on helping individuals and companies define themselves on the Internet with free and open-source technologies like WordPress and Drupal.