And I'm Sticking to It
I'm a misfit... A self-proclaimed independent... the son of an auto worker who continually pushed himself to learn more, to stay ahead of the curve. I was once called uncoachable by a high-school coach, yet I was a 3-year starter, a team captain as selected by my peers, offensive lineman of the year, first-team All North-Central Ohio, and MVP. Go figure.
I attended the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University where I received a Bachelor of Science degree. While learning how to think and solve problems, I met some truly great and creative people.
I worked in several architectural offices before starting my own graphics business. I wrote and created newsletters for business organizations throughout Columbus, and executed daily typesetting and design work for print shops. (before email, when you had to acquire halftones, and deliver the artwork which ran on presses)
I have owned my own vintage and home furnishings retail store and to this day continue to buy and sell items online, in brick & mortar stores, and at shows throughout the Midwest. I enjoy building furniture from salvaged materials and abandoned industrial items.
I have successfully designed and managed multiple residential renovations. It sounds straight forward... but bring into the picture home-owners, interior designers, crews, sub-contractors, building inspectors and all of the varying personalities that come with each. It is a complex, yet amazing process. I am gentle most of the time, but I can be a pit bull when it comes down to it.
I achieved the LEED Green Associate professional credential from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) on March 29, 2013.
I make things happen. I am constantly learning new methods of delivering creative and affective solutions to design problems.
In 2009, I was married on top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. Ah...Vegas...an obnoxiously, beautiful city.
Formerly residing in downtown Columbus, I choose to live and work on a 6-acre wooded haven in northern Union County. This does not inhibit my creativity. In fact it does just the opposite. It does not mean that my work ethic is more relaxed. Ask anyone who knows me, I am constantly working on something, constantly pushing for the next big thing. In my own opinion, I'm just getting started.
Yes, I do it all because I enjoy it. I am currently seeking additional graphic design clients. If you think you may fit the bill... call me, email me, send a candy-gram or a smoke-signal. Whatever method floats your boat, get a hold of me. Today.