Wade was born on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and spent most of his childhood exploring the many miles of beaches and surfing the waves at Assateague Island’s National Seashore. As a competitive cyclist, he spent years racing in the U.S. pro-am circuit, as well as training abroad in places such as the Sierra Nevadas in the region of Granada and Almería in Spain. He studied creative writing at Salisbury University, plays blues guitar, sings in punk/metal bands, and is always searching for his next great inspiration. He has spent most of his life experiencing the world through travel, art, and music. He pursued his passion for visual communication as a freelance designer. Turning passion into a successful career led to owning and operating a design & development studio for the non-profit sector of the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. From a young age the vast open spaces of the Eastern Shore inspire his aesthetic for the simplicity of an open and fresh design. His work is produced with great attention to detail, a thoughtful color palette, expressive typography, and clear visual communication.