In my 15 years (seriously?) in the design industry, I have experienced working in-house for a non-profit organization all the way to designing for a worldwide consulting firm. I spent many years working in print before transforming into a web designer who does print work too. I believe the same sensibilities pertain to each, one of the differences being that a mistake is much easier to fix on the web than in a printed piece. Not that I make mistakes.
Twelve years ago I started working for Boston Ballet as their first in-house graphic designer. I put all the program guides together, designed subscription pieces, and created the always exciting Nutcracker Souvenir Book.
I was compelled to move to Chicago after a two-year stint with the Ballet (I think the toe-shoes were starting to hurt) and ended up with a design firm where I worked directly with international clients such as Hyatt Hotels. However, I eventually started missing the east coast and came on back.
Once I settled back in Beantown, I became a designer for a consulting firm, The Forum Corporation, where I designed marketing materials, killer Powerpoint presentations, and everything in-between.
However, the draw of working with the non-profit world brought me to Public Interactive where I worked for over four years with public radio and television stations in integrating content into their existing sites. I designed a bunch of templates that locally published content would flow into, as well as managed the redesign of a few public radio station websites.
now After spending over three years of combining working for a four-person design firm with working out of my own studio, I now fly solo. My clients range from local businesses such as the Ipswich Inn to the well-known NPR radio show Car Talk (yes, Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) whose site I design features for and update regularly. Please view my portfolio for a fuller range of work. For a more colorful view of my life, check out my Car Talk bio. Or, for a serious, straight-forward approach, here's my traditional resume.
In my non-design life, I've produced a TV pilot for a sitcom I wrote called "Everyone's Business." Check out the trailer and website! I've also written short fiction and a few screenplays. For a fun read, I've made available a page of my screenplay, Sisters Again.
In more recent times, I've produced a son named Lukas whose first word was "wow" and who loves to dance (just like his dad). The three of us live just outside of Manchester, England. It rains a lot but we love it here.