Dre is a graduate of both The State University of New York at Fredonia and SUNY Buffalo State College, earning a BS in Video Production and a BFA in Graphic Design, respectively. The combination of the two disciplines has sparked a passion for and concentration on motion graphics. They are also an avid writer, having self-published a novel, The Boy Who Destroyed the World, in 2013.

When it comes to their art, Dre strives to blur the lines between fiction and reality, and often infuses an element of surrealism into their work. They are largely inspired by the expansive fictional realms of film, television, and video games, as well as the vast unknown the universe holds. Because of this, they are always willing to try new things, experiment, and find unique solutions of a particular problem.

Dre currently works as a motion designer and video editor at The Martin Group in Buffalo, New York, and sits on the board of AAF Buffalo. 

Achievements

2024 AAF Buffalo Future Star Award
2024 AAF Buffalo ADDY Award, Professional Gold, in Collaboration with AAF Buffalo | Advertising Industry Self Promotion, Ad Chapter Marketing Chapter Award Show
2024 AAF Buffalo ADDY Award, Professional Silver, In Collaboration with Riveter Design | Elements of Advertising, Logo Design
2023 AAF Buffalo ADDY Award, Professional, Silver, In Collaboration with FIFTEEN | Advertising Industry Self Promotion, Online/Interactive
2022 AAF Buffalo ADDY Award, Professional, Silver, In Collaboration with FIFTEEN | Advertising Industry Self Promotion, Online/Interactive
2021 AAF Buffalo ADDY Award, Professional, Gold, In Collaboration with FIFTEEN | Advertising Industry Self Promotion, Print Collateral
2021 AAF Buffalo ADDY Award, Professional, Silver, In Collaboration with FIFTEEN | Advertising Industry Self Promotion, Social Media Campaign
2020 National Milk Producers Federation Communication Award, Bronze | Milk for Life Awareness Campaign (in Collaboration with FIFTEEN and Upstate Niagara Cooperative)
2020 AAF Buffalo ADDY Award, Professional, Silver, In Collaboration with FIFTEEN | Branded Content & Entertainment, Non Broadcast
2020 AAF Buffalo ADDY Award, Gold | Special Event Materials
2020 AAF Buffalo ADDY Award, Gold | Animation/Special Effects
2020 AAF Buffalo ADDY Best of Show, 1st Runner-Up | Animation or Special Effects
2019 AAF Buffalo ADDY Award, Gold | Poster Campaign
2019 AAF Buffalo ADDY Award, Silver | Integrated Branding Campaign
2019 AAF Buffalo ADDY Best of Show, 2nd Runner-Up | Poster Campaign
2019, AAF Buffalo Portfolio Review Scholarship, First Place
2019, Buffalo State College Dean’s Creative Associate’s Award
2015, Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society

Exhibitions

2019, Solo Exhibition | REWIND
2019, Buffalo State President’s Gallery | Works nominated and selected
2019, Buffalo State Art & Design Dean’s Gallery | Works nominated and selected
2018, Buffalo State Art & Design Student Showcase | Works selected