Erik has worked with The Office of Michael Manwaring, Pentagram Design, and as a freelance designer. These experiences have allowed him to work on everything from environmental projects to branding and packaging. His work has been recognized by a wide variety of publications and organizations. He was selected as a 2018 Rome Prize finalist in design from the American Academy in Rome. He received a BFA with Distinction in Design from the California College of the Arts and is an accomplished photographer.