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Although you can see the scope of my career in my CV, I want to share special points of interest ABOUT me. My graphic design career started in exhibit design in 1973. Although this sounds like a fantasy, I started my design career in a log cabin in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio, totally off-the-grid. I designed while listening to reel-to-reel tapes of monks chanting. This position evolved into being a project designer on a multi-million-dollar museum and theme park in Lexington called the Kentucky Horse Park.

My post-graduate research was at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland. I secured a letterform design teaching position at RISD. While working with a community of artists, designers, and architects in Providence, RI, my wife, at the time, and I initiated and managed to restore a forty-five thousand square foot abandoned warehouse in Providence into living and working studio spaces for artists and designers.

While at the Upjohn Company, I redesigned their worldwide trade-dress plus so much more. After Upjohn, I took a professional sabbatical to teach design workshops at the National Institute of Design in Ahmadabad, India, and a one-year teaching position at the Wellington Polytechnic in New Zealand. Ohio University gave me the chance to develop an academic design curriculum, create an MFA degree in Graphic Design, refine my design educational processes on many topics, and establish a working typeshop and bindery.  

Currently, I am enjoying life with my partner, Fred, at our home on Willow Creek in Athens, Ohio. We love OU and we continue to contribute to it in a variety of ways.  Promises of exciting future ventures continue to reveal more actions. I am writing, drawing, designing, building, planting, and harvesting the bounties of fruit maturing in numerous venues! Regardless of the magnitude of the accomplished action, the process of doing it is most important.