I grew up up in small town north of Pittsburgh with an abundance of three things: classical piano, Aerosmith, & Italian food. But, like in any musical household, other forms of art positioned themselves in my life in different ways. My aunt is an incredibly gifted artist, painter, and illustrator, and taught me to see things from an aesthetic standpoint at an early age. My dad, while first and foremost a guitar player, was a renowned stained glass artist.
While I dabbled in fine art throughout high school, I had an equally piqued interest in technology, but it wasn’t until college that I combined the two. After attending NYU for classical piano performance, I finished my undergrad in music technology at Duquesne University and went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Multimedia.
After college, I spent the next few years honing my skills as a web & graphic designer for iHeart Radio, The Pittsburgh Symphony, and lastly as a lead designer at Giant Ideas, a top Pittsburgh advertising agency. In 2011, I felt an undeniable tug from the universe to branch out on my own. Incorporating my expertise in music, film and design, that’s how Minor Keys Media was born.