I grew up on a farm in Oblong, Illinois, a small rural community in southeastern Illinois. As far back as I can remember, I always loved to draw and create things. When I was in high school, I visited Indiana State for the Summer Honors program. This 2 week program introduced me to graphic design and set me on my creative path. A special thanks to my high school art teacher, Don Corn for recommending me for the program. That was my first real introduction to creating art on a computer. The next year I enrolled in the Art/Graphic Design program at Indiana State and a little over 4 years later, I graduated with a BFA.