As a young professional, who is very new to the work place, it is helpful to know there is a group like HACE that exists. Had I known about them earlier, it may have made my path to becoming an Apparel Graphic Designer/Production Artist much easier! It started with my service in the Marines to help put myself through college, it is where I first learned about being able to make a living out of art. From there I moved to Chicago to attend the International Academy of Design & Technology, where I probably walked by HACE's building without even knowing it! After staying in Chicago and being exposed to so much culturally, I moved to San Diego to pursue the career path which allowed me the most creative freedom, Apparel Design. Now that I am here doing what I love I hope to be able to add to the HACE community from way out here on the West Coast and represent creative professionals.