Why Defy?

Defy Designs was created in 2016 because I believe we are called to something greater. We are called to defy mediocrity.

Saint Pope John Paul II expressed this idea when he said, "Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." And Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati coined the phrase "Verso l'alto!" or "To the heights!" Both of these ideas explain so beautifully how we are called to live: Into the deep and to the heights! We were made to defy mediocrity and live to the extreme.

So why do I do what I do? Because God gave me the ability to create art that points back to Him. And in a world that tries to point us toward the things of this life — money, power, fame, success — He is calling me to present His words and messages in a way that draws us to Him and overflows our lives with truth, beauty and goodness.

All of my sketching, erasing, hand lettering, designing and everything in between is offered as a prayer for you, yes you.

Feel free to get in touch with me on the Contact page. Can't wait to hear from you!

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