I'm a 22-year old self taught graphic designer from the Chicagoland area who specializes in illustration and typography. I love developing identities and creating visuals to help tell the story of the brand because that's the most important part. The story creates a relationship between the brand and its customers.
I've been developing brands since I was 9. I created an elaborate fictional 32-team football league, complete with rosters, histories, and stats, all in the bindings of a cheap sketchbook. It's been a personal mission of mine to complete this project. I picked up Adobe Illustrator at the age of 16 and continued to grow, completing my first commissioned freelance project at 17. I dropped out of college in March of 2013 to pursue freelancing full-time and enjoyed every minute of it. In December of 2013, I accepted a position at Jimmy John's as a full-time graphic designer in Champaign, Illinois, all the while maintaining freelance projects and continuing to chase the dream.
Fun Facts: Subaru STi-driving car enthusiast, waited 22 years to witness the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, my uncle Todd Monken is currently the Offensive Coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
That's my story, I'd love to hear yours. Drop me a line, let's work together!