Moonbird (his art name) is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Bad Dog Arts; a nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring youth in the creative arts. He is the visionary behind the graphics, design, and illustration of Bad Dog Arts. Moonbird worked in previous years as a Graphic Designer. His educational background is from the University of Utah, College of Fi- ne Arts. Half of his time is now involved in major public art projects.
As a part of Bad Dog Arts, Moonbird is available on a design/consulting basis with large art projects that involve youth of different ages within schools, community facilities, corporate environments, and city-county- state entities.
PUBLIC ART PROJECTS AND COMMISSIONS
2017 Gunnison Legacy Wall, in Gunnison, Utah. Glazed porcelain tile mural representing the history and charm of this rural Utah community commissioned by the City of Gunnison with Victoria Lyons.
2014 Sun, Moon, and All Things In-Between / Glendale Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT – The 6’ x 30’ ceramic glazed porcelain tile mural locat- ed at the main north entrance of the library reflects the essence of di- verse cultures of the neighborhood.
2013 Hartland Community Partners Mural Project / University Neigh- borhood Partners in Salt Lake City, Utah – Glazed porcelain tile mural – 6’x 8’ representing the Hartland community of partnerships.
2007-2011 Pillars of the Community for the Bridge over Barriers Project, Salt Lake City Utah – Sixteen glass mosai