Passion for design started at a young age, from designing greeting cards in Apple’s ClarisWorks at age 12 to launching my first website a few years later in 1996 and interning at Attik – the top creative agency in 1999. In college I started a design agency “nu” while managing the largest pirate radio on the west coast, with over 45 DJs and 60 hours of weekly live shows. From recording mix tapes when I was 8 to DJing 22 years later for thousands at Shoreline Amphitheater. From redesigning Friendster for their acquisition to leading design teams at Getaround disrupting mobility and car ownership. Creating experiences is my lifeblood.
Growing up in Stinson Beach, California, I have always been deeply connected to nature, the outdoors, and the ocean. My father was a sculptor, jeweler, chef, and set designer for movies while my mother was a legal analyst and samba dancer, providing me with a foundation of art, entertainment, and logic. Throughout my childhood I looked up to creators such as Isamu Noguchi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles & Ray Eames, Martin Yan, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Isao Tomita, Vangelis, Kraftwerk, and Ludwig Van Beethoven.