Our design career started as a toddler drawing on the walls of my family home in permanent marker. I loved to draw. On anything and everything, apparently. My brothers and I would make our own tennis magazines, complete with hand drawn Nike ads on pages of construction paper stapled together. Similarly, I was curious from a young age about how things work — my mom tells the story of me putting shoes and other objects in the toilet to see if they'd flush down the drain properly.
We also vividly remember the first time I used a Macintosh computer. I was probably 8 or 9 at the time and I fell in love with that small beige box with its black and white screen and delightfully simple mouse. I'd customize the wallpaper, play with the dozen or so fonts and use the mouse to draw in MacPaint.
It wasn't until much later, long after college,that I brought my love of art together with my love of technology. I studied graphic design in college, where I came to develop an appreciation for the nuances of typography, color and composition, spearheading a career in print design.