What is your specialty?
Where can we view your portfolio online?
What made you interested in design?
Attended 4 year Art School - majored in Graphic Design
What has been your professional career path?
First employed in small desigh studio, then worked in art department of Advertising Agency in Phila, PA - 9 years, then free lance and home office graphic design to present
Have you received any awards for your work in the field of design?
yes, Neo-Graphics award
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
enjoy life and what I do
How would you define your design style?
How do you promote and move your work?
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
by understanding the branding of the company/institution or product
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
internet, printed samples, discussion
Which festivals or awards in your field do you find most interesting?
I enjoy paper shows
What is your favourite type of customer?
I like to work for non-profit organizations with missions aligned with ideas I support - education, sustainability, world peace, community
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
No, it is OK to be inspired by something you see but you need to make it uniquely your own
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
busyness, non-sophistication - simple direct messages are best
Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
no - a good designer is a good designer no matter what generation
With which type of client would you decline in working for?
promoting something I do not support
How do you calculate budgets for a design project?
by time and by size of client
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
CS3, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and Dreamweaver
Up to what point do your designs reflect your personality?
I would say they are aligned with my personality
How do you distinguish passing fads from mainstays in new trends?
by what I like and don't like
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
travel, in some way help to improve the world
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
A book with a photography budget that would bring attention to a problem in the world and promote fixing the problem
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
Which design resources online do you frequently visit?
istock photo, creative news daily, indesign tip of the week, adobe magazine
Phoenixville, PA USA