Trinity College (University) (Art)
I am a veteran award-winning illustrator will on occasion spend time with those studying vector rendering on Illustrator or principles of illustration and graphic journalism.
After retiring from newspapers and moving to the Caribbean island of Nevis, I saw a need for a colorful, informative and accurate visitors guide for my new island home. I created the map entirely in Adobe Illustrator, rendering topographical features, locations, illustrative elements - monkeys, flowers, vines, trees, sea and beaches.
You too, can create what you imagine.
I began using Illustrator when it was Illustrator 88. That should tell you how long I've been using it. Newspaper art departments were still rendering art by hand when my publisher gave me my first Apple MacPlus and software with McDraw and McPaint. The vector rendering software of Aldus Freehand and Adobe Illustrator became my working environment. The first desktop publishing software we used then was called Pagemaker.
I am a semi-retired, veteran newspaper professional having won first place best information graphic consecutive years in Iowa from the Associated Press Managing Editors awards in the 1990s, before selling everything and moving to the Caribbean.
I believe that anyone can do whatever it is they set their sites on. You are the captain. You are the energy. Now focus and repeat. I am a veteran award-winning illustrator will on occasion spend time with those studying vector rendering on Illustrator or principles of illustration and graphic journalism.
After retiring from newspapers
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I was a pioneer in desktop publishing in 1984 with Aldus Pagemaker, and used many software programs to manipulate and control page design throughout my career. While working at the Winchester Star I also won a VPA for page design. I have used Quark XPress and now use Indesign. My most current project is the layout of my visitor's guide and map to St. Kitts and Nevis.
As a pioneer in the graphic journalism with the Apple Macintosh I was an artist and art director during the years when we were learning how to speed up our color separation techniques, and along came the Mac computer. I am versed in all vector rendering programs but feel most able to guide, teach and share with Adobe Illustrator (or Freehand). I have won many awards from the Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors in graphic journalism. I left newspapers in 2000 and became a free lance artist.