Ian grew up in Arlington, VA and moved to Los Angeles in 2010. Many forms of creativity surrounded Ian growing up; his father is an artist and master carpenter and his mother is a professional photographer (among other things). Ian was always dabbling in arts and crafts as a child and never quite grew out of that phase. He has been classically trained in various art media, but is largely self-taught.
Though he started out as an illustrator, Ian eventually realized his penchant for graphic design. While working as a brand ambassador for a variety of companies, he noticed common graphical denominators among those with more successful campaigns. In light of this, a major key to Ian's ability as a graphic designer derives from his keeping current on branding and marketing trends. Ian continues to study successful promotional and creative techniques, and absorbs inspiration from all around him.
Ian draws all the time, whether he has a paying project or not. He also likes traveling, reading, free running/parkour, and writing.