"Peabe" (pronounced P.B.) is a childhood nickname I got because sometimes my parents wouldn't pay for my hot lunch in grade school and the cafeteria person would make PB&J sandwiches for those kids. I REALLY liked peanut butter and I REALLY disliked jelly at the time, and apparently I was alone on that, so the cafeteria person started calling me "peanut butter" and eventually "PB."
I went to Columbia College Chicago, worked a variety of design jobs in Chicago, moved to Oakland in 2008, and eventually to Santa Fe in 2021. I have 20+ years of design experience with a majority of that happening in advertising. In my career I've been lucky to touch everything from product design to clothing construction. I embrace any opportunity to create in any medium, I just want to make stuff and tell stories.
Things I love: aqua, pink, black, comic books, almost any illustration style, handwriting, Lego, cartoons from the 80s and 90s, hip hop (mostly 90s and early 2000s, graffiti, donuts, pizza, burritos, tattoos, working with leather, boots, sneakers, denim, and Chicago sports.
I currently live in Santa Fe with my wife Jamielyn, daughter Evie, and our dog Toaster (aka Toastface Killa).
Studio Resonate (SiriusXM) - Director of Design [2020 to Now]
Pandora Radio - Associate Creative Director [2018 to 2020]
Pandora Radio - Art Director [2014 to 2018]
Pandora Radio - Sr. Designer [2010 to 2013]
Pandora Radio - Flash Designer [2008 to 2010]
Emmis Interactive - Sr. Designer [2005 to 2008]
Freelance [1999 to Now]
Columbia College Chicago - B.A. Interactive Multimedia