Born and raised here in Portland,
Oregon, I have been involved in some kind of artwork most of my
life. Mostly drawing, painting and calligraphy. My work in college
was related to commercial and fine arts studies. Starting with a
creaky old 386 in 1989, I soon became fascinated with what could
be created digitally and began to spend more and more time
generating artwork on computers.
Since 1996, I have tried to concentrate my efforts primarily on
web graphics and site design. Prior to that time most my projects
involved creating graphics for print media. In July of 1997 I
started with CustomSoft as their only graphic designer.
CustomSoft's projects consisted of creating client web sites,
software interface graphics, and some print material.
In October of 1999 I accepted a position with StorePartners.com as
their only graphic designer. Their business involved the creation
of e-commerce sites for a variety of clients with a wide range of
project sizes. In a short time I became their Art Director with a
staff of four other graphic designers. When all of the dotcoms
began crashing in the summer of 2000, StorePartners.com soon
followed suit. In September of that year I became an independent
contractor and have been so ever since.
During the last ten years the scope of my work has grown beyond
web site design to include various types of printed projects, logo
design, tradeshow booth graphics, product labeling, silkscreen
design, signage, and even presentation development. This seems to
have come about because some of my clients had other graphics
requirements besides web site work and approached me about them.
While I still much prefer to create new web sites, the other types
of projects have helped me to grow my skill level and let me offer
additional value to my clients.
My web site work can be viewed on the
portfolio page. If you are interested in working with me on a
design project of any kind, please click on 'contact'
and send me an email.
Please visit my 'project pricing'
link to get an idea about how I go about pricing a job. If you
have some basic web site questions, please try the 'questions'
page. You may also stop by the 'personal links'
page to visit other sites that have a special interest for me.