Good design attracts me―and for it to be good it has to be thoughtful, aesthetically interesting, and it must communicate the appropriate idea. First and foremost I have always needed to be an artist, because being able to view something that catches my eye captivates me. After the initial reaction of seeing the image, whether I like it or not, I begin to think about what this visual is communicating. Anything that can break through the sense of sight into the sense of feeling is very outstanding design.
I want people to feel, and to think, when they view my art. In the commercial world, design often makes someone feel or need something, and the consumer may not be aware that design is responsible for his or her change of state. This culmination of communication and art is the challenge of design―to send a message through a visual means. Design permeates all mediums; however, I primarily work on paper or on the computer. I am fairly private and introspective, so I do not insert any stances in my art that do not belong. I make art for others, whether the audience consists of strangers, friends, or family.