“For me, being a designer is quite simply – having a knack for critical thinking and problem solving. I love thinking outside the box and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to help small businesses and startups with their creative pursuits. After 13 years in business, it’s still what gets me up every morning.”
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, I caught my first glimpse of Austin during my band’s 2002 SXSW showcase. Like so many others, I fell in love with the city’s thriving culture. After completing my Marketing/Art degree from the University of Memphis, I relocated to Austin in 2003. I teamed up with Justin Parra, our original co-founder, after a few years working together within National Instruments design group. After 2 years of juggling late-night freelance sessions with the day job, I pursued Pound full-time in 2010.
When not obsessing over logo marks, I stay active in Austin’s music scene. I love spending time with my wife, Desirae (who I met at SXSW back in 2002 when we were just kids!) and our 14-year old son, Zain. I enjoy smoking Texas style BBQ on my offset, drinking local craft beer, working in the yard and taking in the beautiful lake view from our home in Lago Vista.