I've been working in the graphic design business for thirty years. In college I studied graphic design, drawing, and photography. I began developing a sustained passion for photography at the age of 15, when my father gave me his old Rolliflex camera. In one way or another we all learn from and live by one another's work. I had the opportunity to watch and learn from my father who photographed all his life. My work was influenced by him, but also by the vision of many others who made photography an art. I've also learned discipline. Waking up before dawn to reach a certain location, resulted in photographs worthy of print as well as memorable and unrepeatable experiences. I do not see art as fashion industry where one markets a new piece or ensemble each season. The advantage of art is to bring to light an image of man and nature that affirms life without pretense. While I have photographed purely for creative reasons, in the last two years I've decided to join other artists in local galleries and juried art shows such as The Art League, Gallery West, Fraser Gallery and others.
In the graphic design business, I have over thirty years of professional experience. I bring a broad range of marketing, advertising, and graphic design expertise. I have worked as a Creative Director for successful and diverse companies such as SAAB Aircraft, Magellan GPS, The Kennedy Center, and others. Some of my responsibilities include: Product development strategies, marketing plans, branding and logos, technical illustrations, charts and multimedia presentations while overseeing all creative development and management components.
My approach to assisting any students of graphic design, art, or photography includes a discussion of short-term and long-term goals as well as an assessment of strengths and talents, and recommendations for improving work.
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