Originally from Houston, TX, I was given a choice of two nicknames at age four by competing older sisters. I picked "Trey" over "Bubba" (for obvious reasons), which ended up sticking with me. Now it seems there's no going back.
Not long after my fateful choice of nickname, an older cousin taught me how to draw a few rudimentary objects like airplanes, tanks, boats, and cars. That happened to ignite my love for being creative, telling stories with pictures, and using my imagination to have fun.
My fascination with medieval and fantastical things began with I visited Conwy Castle in northern Wales at age 5. My imagination ran wild as I slew dragons and saved princesses that summer. When I got back from that trip, my best friend had gotten a SNES from his parents, and thus began my love for video games and other immersive experiences.
As I entered my teenage years, my skills at drawing letters and doodles improved because I practiced all day in school drawing on my notes and papers. My teachers loved that, let me tell you. I'd also fallen in love with the game of lacrosse, and luckily for me, I found out that I could combine my two passions by attending Savannah College of Art & Design. Pretty rad.
During my time at SCAD, I met my best friends who are far, far better Graphic Designers than I, which prompted me to branch out into design for the digital screen. Thus began my career designing interfaces and making websites. Since then, I've worked on a variety of different software products and teams in NYC, and learned a hell of a lot in the process. And I've still got so much more to learn. -TM