I have made a living as a graphic designer and illustrator for both print and digital projects for more than twenty years.
For the last eight years, I've been working for the Valley Advocate, a newsweekly based in the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts. A regular story contributer, I often included original photography and design with my work.
In my early days, I designed interfaces for CD-ROM based corporate training. The skill-set I developed doing this translated well when the web came along. Before Microsoft even had a browser, I began building websites—first with my own HTML, later working with programmers to build more sophisticated sites. In addition to clear, attractive aesthetics, I pay close attention to making my interfaces engaging and easy to navigate.
Finally, panoramic photography has long been a passion of mine. Many of my stories for the Advocate included both online virtual tours and image spreads in print. I have prepared multimedia tours for the U.S. Department of Energy, West Point Military Academy, an HBO documentary and several other historic sites.