Helping a Brother with Design


I recently was approached by my brother out in Oregon to help with his "STEAM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) initiative in Tualatin, Oregon quizzically named "Mobile Makerspace" – one of just eight cities from around the country to be named finalists in the America's Best Communities competition! Read about it here. Riffing off of ideas provided by locals, I was able to conjure up a kid-friendly fun logo that will be splashed across t-shirts and the mobile trailer itself.

GDUSA Award Winner 2016


Graphic Design USA has once again graced me with an award for their 2016 Inhouse Design competition. The Waters Agrochemical Solutions brochure focuses on the growing demand for securing sustainable global food supplies.

OBHS: Sometimes it's just doing the right thing...


I recently went to my local library's historical room, well, it IS named after the woman who lived in the 200+ year-old house prior to us (Lorraine Daley, she was a heavy in town with the Conservation Committee, etc.). Found out they had JUST updated the logo for the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, but were in dire need of it in a scalable vector format. So by using the awesome www.whatthefont.com and figuring out the typeface, and redrawing their new logo in Illustrator, I was able to give them the files they needed for larger output such as banners and table drapes. They made me an honorary member for a year!

Meeting Midge


Me and Midge, Johnny D's, Somerville, MA Feb 21, 2015.

Me and Midge, Johnny D's, Somerville, MA Feb 21, 2015.

My signed vinyl copy of Vienna!

My signed vinyl copy of Vienna!

Another childhood hero checked off my bucket list: Midge Ure. Who's that you say? I've loved this man since I was 11, first turned on to his band Ultravox via MTV. He's more known for penning and producing the 80's BAND-AID song "Do They Know It's Christmas? (Feed the World)" with Bob Geldof. Ultravox was a great musical influence on me as well as graphical. They had some fantastic artsy, yet nicely designed covers for that time. I used to trace them, redrawing the typography, learning my future craft. So when I heard he was playing a small club in Somerville, MA, I couldn't resist. He was fantastic, great voice, engaging, funny as hell. I balled like a baby after he sung "Vienna", one of my all-time fave songs. He signed some of my vinyl and gave me a great big smile and said "my pleasure". He even let me rub in big bald beautiful Scottish head!