can still remember
when I was six years old, how much my parents were fascinated
with the drawings that I used to make... cities, cars and people...
all in proper perspective. They kept on feeding me scraps of
canceled checks or anything they could find for me to
draw on. When I was eleven years old, my
father introduced me
to "commercial art" by finding me my first freelance job.
I made seventy dollars painting advertising billboards for the
home run fence of our town’s little league field
and became famous with everyone in my sixth grade class.
studying commercial art in college, I worked at Wambach Communications
Rhinebeck, New York as a part-time graphic designer
and was hired full-time after my graduation. In 1981, I
moved to South Florida to attend the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
I won several awards and two scholarship nominations then decided
to take a semester off and
work in the field for a while. I
worked in doing graphic
design, production and illustration at Group 3hree Advertising
in Pompano Beach. I liked this job so much, that I just
kept on working
went back to school.
about a year, I resigned from Group 3hree... I left the office
on Friday and came back to work that Monday as a freelancer for
several weeks making twice as much money. I figured this was
the way to go, so I hired myself out to ad agencies and design
South Florida and made a decent living as an artist.
1985, I moved to Boston, Massachusetts and found
an art director position at Brewster Advertising
Cambridge and began traveling for photo shoots,
press checks and trade shows. After three years, I felt that
I acquired enough experience to go off on my own again,
so I left to pursue a career as a freelance illustrator
professional bass player.
For the next
six years, I had the time of my life. During
the day, I worked
at home, illustrating for high profile book publishers
and ad agencies throughout the country while
my nights and weekends were spent playing music in clubs, resorts
all over New
1995, I became the Art Director for
Discipleship Publications International, a
Christian book publisher in Woburn, MA where
I was first introduced to computer graphics,
and the publishing
left DPI in 1999 and became Senior Graphic Designer
for The DeWolfe Companies, a regional real estate
company in Lexington, MA. DeWolfe was acquired
by NRT and merged
Banker/Hunneman to form Coldwell Banker Residential
returned to school at Northeastern University in
Boston in 2000 and received my Bachelors Degree in
I also study Tae Kwon Do and received a black belt in 2003
and am still active in music as a bassist and guitarist.
currently work for NRT Northeast as a Senior Graphic Designer
and have won several
excellence in graphic design. I also work for the United
States Treasury as an Master Designer in the Artistic
Infusion Program of the United States Mint.