I was born in Nashville, TN, and relocated to the Northeast to attend Hampshire College. During my senior year at at Hampshire I was introduced to the (now defunct) internet art community dump.fm: a real-time image sharing chatroom frequented by Internet and New Media artists. It was through dump that I first learned how to make animated gifs, first on GIMP, then Photoshop, and then eventually After Effects.
After graduating from Hampshire, I worked as a campaign organizer and social media coordinator for the startup non-profit Fight for the Future. I transitioned to motion graphics design full-time in 2013, and have since worked for Cosmopolitan Magazine, Esquire, Giphy, and Electric Objects.
I've also made a lot of art both for myself and for/with other artists. In 2011 I became one of the members of the Tight Artist Net Gang, which submitted work to group shows in Florida, England, and Vermont. In 2012 I created the 5 star page with Mary Rachel Kostreva for Brian Droitcour's Fifteen Stars at The New Museum. Later in 2012, one of my gifs was shown at Miami Art Week as part of Nicola Formichetti's selections for Moving The Still (later on it was shown on a screen outside of the Brooklyn Academy of Music). In 2014 I helped make some animations for Ryder Ripps' exhibition Alone Togther at Red Bull Arts.
In 2011 I made my first website: FreeGucci.info. Since then, I've learned quite a bit about a variety of different technologies, including a deep understanding of VueJS, an obsession with the HTML5 Canvas API, implimentations and integrations of the WebSocket API through the Socket.io library, how to build a duel-booting "hackintosh", and even how to stand up and maintain my own webserver (you're on it... right now!).
In 2020, I became one of the co-creators of Sock.Chat, a real-time imageboard & surf club, inspired by internet communities like Dump.fm, bog.Jollo.org, and Nasty Nets. If you'd like to know more, get in touch using the e-mail address below for an invite!
At the end of Summer 2022, I completed a Software Development bootcamp at the Burlington Code Academy. After earning my certificate, I began working for a Burlington-based startup called Plomics, Inc, which develops and maintains a tool that aims to make research easier for doctors.
I continue to make art both for myself and for hire, and I am currently working on a custom archive page that will host and catagorize all the animations I've made throughout my career!
If you'd like to see a full list of clients, jobs, exhibitions, and works created please e-mail me!