Start-the-Art is a site to give my art a home. It's a site where my ideas and experiments can reside and change as I see fit. The site started when I was in grad school and it continues to grow and change as I find new avenues of digital media to explore. I find influence everywhere and incorporate it as I can - look for changes in the near future.

Below is a list of people that I feel the need to acknowledge, no matter how sappy it may seem, for their support and inspiration.


Pushed and pulled, backwards and forwards, side to side and inside and out; this site was not created solely by myself. I had plenty of inspiration and help from my family and others. Some of the others are are:

My Wife and Kids: Not always understanding exactly what I am doing, but always giving love, patience and support; none of this, including my Grad School tenure would have been possible without each and every one of them. I love you.

Angela Forster: Contexutalizing what I do has never been real easy, and Angela didn't make it any easier. Now I look at what I create with far more than just a "because it's cool" attitude - Everything for a reason and a reason for everything.
Matt Brownell: Sparked the coding fire in me that I have been missing/avoiding in my new media endeavors. Thanks Matt.

Jeff Rutenbeck: Kept me in school when I thought I would have to bail; kept me sane when I thought I might lose it. One of the smartest people I have had the pleasure to learn from.
Robert Elrod : A man I have known for some years, helping me out when I run into bumps in the road, checking my designs, giving support and inspiration. Everyone needs a friend like Robert Rafael Fajardo: Unfortunately I was not able to take a full class from Rafael, but in the time we did spend together my eyes were opened to so many different possibilities in regards to design, typography, and life.

Communication Through Art
Art in the Face of Design
Design for Interaction