Hello.

I’m a designer, developer, and educator living and working in the High Country of North Carolina, a particularly lovely part of the world. I’ve been in graphic communications for over 40 years. I create award-winning publications from posters to academic journals, design signs, develop web sites and applications, teach in both higher education and corporate environments, and provide technical development and support.

I believe that, at its best, design and development is a consultative, collaborative process, and I’ve been fortunate to work with some amazing clients.

Portrait above by my then four year old granddaughter.

Recognition

Graphic Design USA American Inhouse Design Awards
— 2007 (2), 2008, 2010

Printing Industry of the Carolinas PICA Awards
— 2007, 2009 (2), 2010 (3)

Philosophy

“You know when you have achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“God is in the details.”
“Less is more.”
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”
Frank Lloyd Wright

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
Steve Jobs

“Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.”
H. Jackson Browne, Jr.

“Festina lente.” (“Make haste slowly.”)
The motto of early printer Aldus Manutius

“No shortcuts today; I’m in a hurry.”
Swiss saying

“Laughter is the language of the gods.”
Buddhist saying