My interest in design started before I knew what design was. When I was 10 years old, growing up in San Jose, California, my father hooked up the lone family computer to the web and my older brother taught me how to surf it. We both discovered a fascination for the internet – but more specifically, I was obsessed with the customization and personalization of it all. 

Fast forward many years later and in December of 2012, after 5 rigorous semesters of traditional and conceptual design courses, I graduated from San José State University's BFA Graphic Design program. I moved to San Francisco and spent the next 4.5 years living the agency life, learning and growing with the teams at Sequence and AKQA as a visual designer. Today, I get to build a brand from the ground up as a senior brand designer at Hired.

When I'm not working, I'm just like any other true Bay Area native. Find me cheering for all the local sports teams (go Sharks!) or hunting for music events nearby (currently streaming: this hodgepodge). I love bantering over a beverage (coffee, boba, or a brew), and spending as much time eating good food with even better company. Love, passion, and inspiration – these are the things I live for, and am lucky to have much of it in my life so far!