STOP attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and graduated from the California College of Arts with a BFA in photography/interdisciplinary fine arts in 1991. He began his artistic career as a photographer, record labels and ad agencies. 15 years later he has morphed into one who counters the all-pervasive nature of commercialism in public spaces. Since 2005, his wheat-pastes and stencils can be found throughout public spaces in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Miami. STOP's work first began to garner national recognition when his street art began incorporating images of Walt Disney. His growing popularity landed him attention on internet blogs, His designs have been transformed many times over, from stickers, album and magazine covers.