Ian started exploring art in 2006 by competing with friends over who could draw better cartoons.
After proving himself a capable traditional artist, he turned his attention to digital art. In the brutal training grounds of Adobe Photoshop 2.0 he honed his skills by forging video game covers to fool his friends.
By 2010 his skills had risen to the level of drawing and designing for commission by classmates and designing his high school's P.E. uniform. From here his projects only grew in scale and weight.
While in high school, Ian discovered the parkour and began exploring the art of movement. This would begin a life long journey of self improvement and mental and physical training.
In 2011 he began his education at the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana. There, he exponentially improved his analog and digital artistic abilities, having received training in up-to-date Adobe Creative Suite and design processes.
During his time in college, he discovered the parkour club and met a U.S. Marine who pushed his training to new heights (figuratively and literally). It was then that Ian found the joys of teaching parkour to newcomers, and decided to pursue coaching.
Life had other plans however, and after a broken hand, Ian left college temporally. During his hiatus, he worked and trained on his own, and once fully healed, got his parkour coaching certification through the World Freerunning and Parkour Federation.
He currently coaches privately and for the parkour club on campus while pursuing a graphic design degree. He looks forward to new challenges and experiences to test and grow his skills mentally, physically and artistically.