My design work is very much focused on the impact stage design has on performers, how they interact with each other, with objects and of course with the audience. To control the actor-actor-audience relationship in space is one of my main goals in designing any piece. I believe in actor-based performance, and I believe in stage design the impacts the performers' actions in ways that will be fruitful to the furthering of a story or idea.
I also maintain an active interest in performance through storytelling, clown work, puppetry and toy theatre. I hope to produce many more projects in these unrestricted media which I see as inherently related to one another.
I draw my influences from artists whose work I find captures the distillation of an idea into simple strokes, like Japanese calligraphy. I am a great admirer of the work of my university professors Dan Ostling and Todd Rosenthal, and artists as different as Clyfford Still and Egon Schiele.