Music has always been a source of inspiration for me, it has helped form who I am today. Whether I was playing an improvised solo for the North Junior High Jazz Band or I was in pursuit of becoming the worlds greatest turntablist in my bedroom closet, music has always given me a sense of comfort and ease. I try not to limit myself to one genre, as a long time record store clerk, manager and partial owner I was able to experience an array of solo musicians and groups in genre's ranging from Hip Hop and R&B to Jazz and Classic Rock. While in my final year of school at the Art Institute I began sketching some of my favorite musicians, one for each letter of the alphabet. With over 250 hours of continuous sketching I completed a modern day book of illuminations combining my love of typography, art and music.