My parents, both artistic, fostered their talent at the Fashion Institute of Technology and went on to raise me and my sister in the New York City area, where exposure to art was inevitable. Creativity was nurtured in our household as revealed by the “Fenyves wall of art” to which we all contributed.
I studied graphic design and illustration in college—which is also where I started drawing in my illustration style. After college I traveled, then made my way west to Colorado where I worked for a screen printer, started a clothing line called Six Cents and was active in a local art collective called LOFI (Lovers of Fresh Ideas)
Next stop was Los Angeles, where I worked in entertainment advertising on movie posters, DVD menu-screens, and other marketing collateral.
Eventually however I moved north to the San Francisco bay area where I still reside. This area has proved to be a great creative catalyst and I’ve had the opportunity to get involved with a number of projects. I started showing my art through the Platform Events and other venues. Through Platform I was linked-up with Nathan Wilson and Ryan Stubbs with whom I starting doing live painting. I’ve also participated in AIGA’s Studio 5 where I spent a semester team-teaching graphic design to a fourth grade classroom.
I'm an art director by day—leading a marketing design team. My design portfolio includes graphics for Ride Snowboards, Joe Boxer, Guess Jeans, and Wishlist Foundation (Pearl Jam posters) to name a few. I created DVD menu screens for Magnolia, Big Daddy, Sleepy Hollow and more. In addition I’ve done projects ranging from ads/posters/flyers for Mezannine, a San Francisco nightclub, to the identity system for Attack, a marketing company, to marketing collateral for The Engaged Customer, a New York Times bestselling book.
In recent years I’ve expanded my art portfolio to include painting, stencils and screen printed posters. My posters have their genesis in a piece of fine art, be it a sketch, photograph, painting, illustration or stencil—in an effort to remain somewhat analog in a digital world.
When I’m not making art or designing, I am an avid rock-poster collector, outdoor enthusiast, cook and photographer.
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