B.F.A. from Michigan State University 1979 with emphasis in graphic design, painting, and psychology. I have worked as art director for a labor union, printing company sales, music industry album cover designer, technical illustrator, fine art painter, and ADDY-winning art director at an advertising agency. I have done layouts and art with traditional media and started using computers to illustrate and design professionally in 1987.
Design and illustration for print or web have at their root the necessity of both clearly thought-out communication and the poetry of thought. I am told my creativity and efficiency are well-balanced, allowing me to get projects done on schedule, on budget, and with a minimum of fuss. I’m the missing piece in your marketing department.
Skilled in Adobe Photoshop, GoLive, DreamWeaver, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress and trouble-shooting on the Mac, I test web sites on both a Mac and a PC and use Google’s SEO guidelines for web site structure and development. Able to manage 140-page html website development projects, I’ve also created database-driven websites using WordPress, Open-Realty, ZenCart, and Joomla! software. This site is built using WordPress as a CMS (content management system) and achieves it’s rankings using organic SEO. The template design and cascading style sheets are my own, designed to fit within the WordPress architecture and functionality and is currently the best way to build a website for a client that wants to maintain the content by themselves.