Peter was raised in Seattle Washington, the son of an interior designer father and a locally known astrologist mother both from Bellingham Washington, near the Canadian border. In high school, he dreamed of becoming an actor, but shifted his focus to graphic design after his father encouraged him to pursue his creative talent in art. After graduating from the Art Institute of Seattle, Peter worked briefly for the design firms of Ted Mader and Associates and Van Dyke Design. During his five-year stint within design firms, he designed book covers, brochures, signs, logos and annual reports for large corporations. Among other familiar projects, he designed the entire bus system map for community transit, in Everett Washington. All along the way Peter has maintained a passion for art, specifically watercolor paintings, illustration and computer generated photographic art and illustrations using Adobe creative suite.