I wanted to capture the first ride in the morning, where the road was open and the sun was about to rise. The open road allows you to open your mind and think of the days possibilities.
I'm a visual and user experience designer with a background in print, currently residing in Austin, Texas. I tend to use design to tinker with new ideas, and concepts that I can't always execute within the confines of my 9-5 job. When I'm not doing design, I'm probably thinking of whatever the next crazy project I want to work on, relaxing at home or having a beer with friends.
I snapped this photo in Marfa, Texas, in the summer of 2014. I have a thing for open roads and space. There was nothing for miles in either direction. I wanted to use this photo to express the open road or the first ride of the morning, and I used road bike treads to create the overall image.
I was a BMX kid growing up, I wanted to be the next Dave Mirra, but an accident that knocked my teeth out quickly squashed that dream. I've always loved riding bikes, and I've been lucky enough to live in two great bike cities (Portland, Oregon & Austin, Texas). These cities both celebrate biking, and the bike culture as well as art/design.
This is the first poster that is 100% me, from the photography to working with my buddy Matt to creating the tread pattern and figuring out the best way to set up the print for press. It's probably one of the favorite pieces I've created thus far in my career because of that.
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