With every project my mission is simple: continue to build beautiful and intelligent ways of making the connection between a brand and it's consumers a more seamless and unforgettable one.
My curious nature and natural drive to push boundaries lead me to explore the many different creative disciplines and to strive towards mastering the techniques of strategy, design, UX, copy and coding.
As my mentor, Steve has opened countless new doors for me into the worlds of art, fashion, food, and design. Most importantly, the one unforgettable lesson he has taught me is a very simple, yet complex one: Think more, design less.stephengates.com
In an effort to pay it forward, I am always looking for exciting ways to share the unique perspectives and insights I’ve gained throughout my career. Please feel free to reach out with any mentorship ideas, design questions, or even just for a little career advice - It's an open door policy :)
In the eighth grade, I taught myself how to cut hair and quickly realized how naturally this hustle came to me. This later led me to running my own barbershop out of my parent’s house, my college dorm room, and on the road… So if you ever need a fresh fade, razor shave, or shape up, I got you!
It’s a perfect right place, right time, only in New York type of story…It’s the epitome of my love to hustle and one that written words cannot do justice for… Let’s just say I love telling this one face-to-face.
Nasty Pig at it's core is a fashion and lifestyle brand; but, at the end of the day it’s so much more. NP serves as a common ground for people to be themselves and feel comfort in their own skin...Visit nastypig.com and take a look.
I attended the D&AD Graduate Academy - a high intensity creative “boot-camp” of design thinking sessions from international advertising agencies and world renown brands - which lead to a four-day competition to pitch and sell design concepts to Diageo, the global liquor conglomerate.
I remember sitting in my living room enthusiastically coming up with idea after idea on how to creatively solve the problems teams were given. Luckily for me, my mother quickly realized this passion and encourgaed me to pursue classes in graphic design...and I’ve never looked back.
On my ribs, Luke inked the original “Gun” silkscreen created by the great Andy Warhol. It was Warhol's work which influenced my decision to become an artist and designer.