Graphic Designer and Front-End Web Developer
Beginning with creating punk rock record covers at night, while working a day job producing financial investment charts...
I fell into this career by accident, between art schools. At the age of 22, done with working in restaurant kitchens, which, while fun, was not going to be a career for me... I saw an ad in the paper for a “chartist”. Sure, why not? I called HR, came in for an interview, filled out some forms, and was then hired based on being both an art college dropout and the recent manager of baking at a bistro in Harvard Square. They saw potential in someone with both visual and managerial background. This was Fidelity in Boston, at a time when the charting department was evolving into the in-house graphics department. I learned on the job. And I was very lucky.
Some things stay consistent. I am still learning, always learning, while working in a freelance capacity with a breadth of experience and successful projects completed across web, print, and screen media. I am constantly upgrading and adding to my skill set. The range of my clientele includes corporate in-house art departments, audio-visual companies, advertising agencies, small businesses, design studios, individual artists, musicians, universities, and municipalities, plus independent projects and assisting other designers. There is much flexibility here.
I have a dual career in both fine and graphic arts. The two balance and inform each other. They each make me better at both.
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