A little bit about me
I am a designer, photographer, videographer and painter living in San Jose, California. Traveling to new places and meeting new people have always fascinated me. I want to continue to learn about new cultures and use those experiences to build a life of meaning and adventure.
My strong knowledge in design plays a large role in my photography and video production. I like to think of myself as a hybrid between these mediums. I really enjoy shooting on location with my beloved Phase One but I always have my Canon 5D Mark III, GoPro and an iPhone close by. Even though on location is exciting my long term goal would be to own my own studio for creating world class portraits, videos, and art but until then I'm going keep pushing my way there, traveling the world and having a lot of fun along the way.
I am currently the Creative Director at Xactly Corporation in San Jose, CA.
I work with a number of contractors and agencies as well as an awesome internal creative team managing all visual aspects of Xactly's brand from printed materials, web graphics, event signage, data visualization, story boarding, campaign conceptualization and development, video production, Power Point Support and much more.
I have been extremely fortunate to work with some amazing clients and models over the years. Every project is a learning experience and the more I learn, the more I hope to share with others-- everything from photo journalism to corporate and model work. My working philosophy is to always present the people and places I see in the most positive and interesting way possible.
I would also like to give a special thanks to all the folks who helped and supported me along my journey. They have taught me a lot and gave me a hand when I needed help writing, learning how to price my work, forcing me to push harder when I was struggling and even holding flashes so I could focus on the shot. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I could not have done any of this without you.
Some personal things about me are I'm a true southern boy who loves his momma, girlfriend, sweet tea, spending time outdoors, reading and learning. I spend a lot of time reading books on design principles, photography and videography,
marketing, leadership and self help as well as subscribing to lots of visual and
design magazines as I'm always striving to improve myself in all aspects of my
life and career.