I’m a toy designer, illustrator, photographer, and children’s book writer based in Providence, RI. I studied Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design and have spent most of my career designing toys for Lego and Hasbro. I've always loved illustration and visual storytelling, but the feedback I heard from kids about my toy designs convinced me of the power of storytelling as a means to connect and inspire. I’m now freelancing as a designer and illustrator, while working on personal projects devoted to visual storytelling of wonder and whimsy.
The seeds for becorns were planted when I worked for Lego, designing warrior action figures for their Bionicle line. I fell in love with the process of inventing characters and stories out of the abstract bio-mechanical parts. When I left Lego, I missed it, and the never-ending supply of building parts... until I looked into a pile of sticks and realized I had all the parts I need.