Lyndon B. Johnson was president and 8-track tape decks were considered “new-fangled”. In the suburbs of 1960s Boston, my self-directed artistic studies emerged in a variety of sizes and media. Grape juice was on my shirt and art was in my blood.
Initial substrates included unattended newspapers and discarded envelopes, leading to a brief period of experimentation with large-scale murals in crayon. The more transitory medium of chalk served as fresh inspiration after a newly-installed basement blackboard was gifted by a patron/parent.
Becoming an adult made it much easier to pursue the world of the graphic arts. As opportunities arose, I designed newspaper display ads, custom headstones, and boat lettering. My sign company became the largest in the county. After making Canada my home in the late 1990s, I earned a diploma in Graphic Media Design before freelancing full-time for three years. I now provide online graphics services to clients around the world.
Pixels may have replaced paint, but my dedication to appealing, practical design is unchanged. In this blog I’ll be sharing features from the ever-evolving design world and glimpses of past projects. Consider it a peaceful respite from the hectic world of talking cars and “colourful” politics.