Puzzles are the perfect marriage of art, experience, and accessibility.
I don't have an inspired story about how I came to design puzzles. My entire artistic journey can be summed up in one sentence, "how can I fund this [idea]?" The answer has typically been, "I can't." Creating my own puzzles never seemed within the realm of possibility. A year ago, I jumped aaaand missed the net. I climbed back up, armed with lessons learned, and jumped again ...
I am passionate about creating products that bridge the gaps between art, education, and enjoyment—to create things that cause people to slow down and smile, even learn. I firmly believe that the arts are a critical ingredient for the development of every child, whether they grow up to become a scientist, doctor, salesman, or an illustrator. Puzzles are an ideal passive means of introducing kids and adults alike to the world of art and creativity through hands-on activity—The strongest connections are made through experience.
For me personally, puzzles are a necessary escape from stress that tap directly into my internal pattern recognition software.
All of my puzzle art is drawn by my hands, from my imagination, fueled by my passions, and project managed by an anal-retentive, perfectionist demon who sits on my shoulder making sure I don't cut any corners.