Initially, I was a graphic design major at East Carolina University - just before computers started becoming the primary industry standard design tool. After 2 classes of over-priced design markers, rapidograph pens and rub-on lettering, I switched my major to painting, focusing my studies on fine art and traditional media.
Ten years later, I found myself in San Francisco, increasingly influenced by the booming tech industry and several of my friends who were photographers. I soon bought my first Mac and pen tablet. It was almost inevitable. Pixels quickly replaced paint. After a few years of serious digital dabbling, I went back to school at City College of San Francisco, majoring in multimedia.
I now work almost exclusively in digital mediums, designing mainly for print media. I continue to broaden my digital design knowledge base by attending graphic design and advertising classes at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Funny how things can go full circle.