I have been playing and enjoying board games ever since I was a child and attempting to design games almost as long. (One of my first was a very simple Robeast battle game based on the Voltron animated series). Studying how game mechanics can define the experience and enjoyment of a game has always been a big part of what makes a game fun to play.
I have been drawing as long as I've been playing board games. I have also studied graphic design and I have been using these abilities to enhance my gaming experience by creating additional content for published games (Samurai, Fortune and Glory, and Pathfinder among others) and more recently my own game designs.