I'm a digital designer, artist, and full-time nerd currently living in Brooklyn, NY. I have a passion for tattoos, minimalist travel, video games, and heavily distorted guitars.

A portrait of Trey taken by James Yarusinsky A portrait of Trey taken by James Yarusinsky Portraits by James Yarusinsky

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

Speaking & Such

  • Panel at General Assembly (link)
  • "UX for Developers" at Dev Bootcamp NYC (slides)
  • Interview by Liz at Series Digital (part 1, part 2)
  • Shapeways rep at SIGGRAPH (Vancouver 2014, L.A. 2015)

Noteworthy Events

  • May 2016: Raised $1,591 for charity and fought in a boxing match at B.B. King's in Manhattan.
  • June 2012: Graduated from SCAD & landed an internship at GameChanger in NYC.
  • July 2010: Competed for Wales in the 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championships.
  • June 2009: Unofficial internship at Digital Kitchen NYC.
  • July 2007: Texas DII Lacrosse State Champion.