My creative process began with photography, much before I decided to go to design school. For a long time I was very much a photographer trying to learn graphic design and to find my place among type enthusiasts and illustrators. My photography mostly focused on brutalist, concrete buildings and urban planning. I became obessed with highrise facades and planar images that focused on depth, which led to my discovery of De Stijl and Russian Constructivist Design. Studying this kind of graphic and typographic design was the first time it felt like my brain as a photographer and my brain as a designer could work together. I would say with confidence that my eye as a photographer has strongly influenced the way I design. Now I study and treat typography or package designs the same way I would a concrete building. Design has helped me see that serifs, ascenders and other letterforms can be just as architecturally beautiful as a Frank Gehry building.