My road in life took a while to figure out.
I always loved creating, even from a young age.
I was active in grade school, taking any opportunity to do public art.
I went to college for architecture, seeing it as the highest form of art.
Took an unpaid internship at a local start up doing graphic design.
Freelanced and worked with other start ups as a designer.
Focused on Bella Love and serve them as their Creative Director.
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Creative Director

I make sure the vision and image of the company stay relevant and powerful.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Problem Solving

Day to Day

Bella Love is a start up. We work out whenever the day allows. This means I either pump out designs at home, head to the offices (which double as an art gallery) to weave ideas, or heading to our venues to set up our community events. No day is ever the same. With such a small organization that does so much, each of us wear many hats and we get to see just about every aspect of running a start up.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Be familiar with the world. So much of design is how people will react to it. To create a design that people will get behind, you have to know people. The only way to do that is to meet them. The internet is a great tool as well. Find an art blog or two or twelve and just add objects and designs to your vast portfolio of things. When a problem arises, you can file through your portfolio and say, "Thomas did this and it worked, so let's do this here."

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You should find a steady job at an architectural studio or something."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student