At an early age, TOOBZ began his creative lifestyle through observation and utilizing everything around him to create something useful. Learning that he was colorblind initially caused him to feel intimidated by color. He initially chose to stick with a limited palette, but through training and progression, this biological limitation was no longer a disadvantage. In the early 80s, TOOBZ was influenced by the graffiti culture. Explorations with ruleless abstract lettering and wildstyle expression created a much-needed outlet. Since this experience he has delved into new mediums and colors, and incorporates all the inspiration he encounters in worlds real and unreal to teach himself and others.