Your style is so distinct and recognizable. Can you explain your use of color?
I started using tons of bold colors when I started doing live painting events at night. I was not able to mix colors fast enough, so I use them right out of the bottle. This started to make my work more colorful. I eventually started experimenting more and more with color.
Can you dish out some advice or things you’ve learned as a full-time artist?
One of the most important things about being a full-time artist is to have a defined definition of success. Sometimes you can embody someone else’s definition what a successful full-time artist looks like, but each of our journeys is different.
The second most important advice is to build relationships. Many of the opportunities I am afforded are because of the relationships I have built over the years.
What’s your favorite design-forward hangout spot in Denver?
I don’t really have a particular spot, but I love hanging out at RedLine Contemporary Art Center and Five Points/RiNo.
These days you’re working with big names like Netflix, Sprite and Redbull. To what do you attribute your success?
Most of my success has always been due to relationships, consistency and the willingness to experiment to create something different than other artists. In the end, sometimes it’s really hard to pinpoint what makes someone successful because every journey is different, but we can all end up at the same spot in the end.
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If you could recommend any pivotal books, podcasts, blogs, leaders, etc., what would you recommend?
// Bench Talk
// NPR’s How I Built This
// 99% Invisible
// The Artsy Podcast
// The Tipping Point
// Purple Cow
// Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
// Creative Block
// The $12 Million Stuffed Shark