Buffalo, NY, United States
2008: I was working in a small turnover pastry factory at the age of 15 when I decided to take on the role of designing the company's new logo. My first software was Logo Design Pro, a 30 something dollar software I installed on my desktop to teach myself the art of brand identity design. That logo was HIDEOUS. But it didn't stop me from continually watching YouTube videos and practicing every night after school. Eventually, I became pretty satisfied with what I had created, and the company used my logo for all their packaging. I became 50% owner of that company on my 18th birthday. I graduated to Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS3, and started dabbling with Website design at that point, and I became obsessed with branding as a whole, and it became my mission to grow my brand through unparalleled design and advertising.
2010: I graduated High School with extremely mediocre grades and began attending college.
2012: I parted ways with my first company, dropped out of College, and started Mazra, an all natural snack manufacturing company with the mission to provide the best ingredients for reasonable prices.
Fast forward to 2017: After facing one challenge after another, it was time to retire Mazra, which had grown to be an extremely successful Brand, and start focusing on what I loved most; Design.