Trained as a graphic designer, I’m a civically-minded cross-disciplinary strategist with a penchant for visual storytelling. I collaborate with small businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups to define goals, set benchmarks and maximize opportunities for cross-pollination, meaningful engagement and multi-faceted marketing to strengthen community outreach.
I’ve lived all over the US, finding solitude amidst the chaos of cities and chaos in the solitude of nature. I’m a maker, a thinker and a doer who’s been involved in community building, civic beautification and placemaking efforts. I spend my free time wandering the streets, finding beauty in seemingly mundane minutiae, and learning my community on the granular level. No matter where I am, I’m firmly rooted.
Way back when, I was profiled in the New York Times and on the long-forgotten TV show Internet Tonight [I’ve got this on VHS if anyone’s curious]. My work appears in the books Lettering and Type, Just Design, Guide to Graphic Design, 365 Habits of Successful Graphic Designers, 100 Habits of Successful Publication Designers, Indie Publishing, The Typographic Universe, and The Designer as… I’ve also discussed ghost signs on WVXU and inventory management on MSNBC’s Your Business, and my possibly fictional art gallery was profiled in CityBeat.