I am a photographer and graphic illustrator based in Charlotte. I have 8 years of experience with photography, and 3 years of experience in graphic design / graphic illustration. By graphic illustration, I mean creating logos, maps, art, etc. in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. To compliment photography, I am proficient at Adobe Lightroom.
I embrace challenges. They intrigue me, keep me on my toes, and make me a wiser and more productive person. In 2010 I left my "desk job" in finance, and sold my car for a one-way plane ticket to New Zealand. I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone, improve my photographic skills, and experience something remarkable. I left with a bag, my camera, and a smile. What ensued was an absolutely amazing journey. A year later I returned home a changed person, for the better. At the time I didn't realize it, but I was making big steps toward my dream to be a digital artist.
Since that trip I have laid the foundation for a fine-art photography and graphic illustration company in Charlotte. But it's not all about me. In my opinion, a person can grow as a professional as well as a person by giving back. Spreading my knowledge to others is something that I enjoy and value. That is what led me here.
Apart from being a visual artist, I am also heavily involved with endurance sports. In the past 7 years, I have worked for a well-respected triathlon store called TrySports, encountered injuries of my own that were learning experiences, and developed life-long friendships with amazing athletes who help each other and share advice. These experiences have fostered a firm understanding of proper nutrition, race strategy, running/cycling form, training planning, and injury prevention. Through it all, the thing that gives me the most joy is to share what I have learned with others and to forever change another person's lifestyle for the better.
Thank you for considering me as a tutor and I look forward to meeting you,
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