In my high school art class, in addition to doing the typical drawing and painting assignments, I was
very fortunate to have a teacher who kept international graphic design magazines for us to be inspired by. I was enamored with the sharp, flashy photos and the contrasty black type, and thought these are great... I’d love to do this.
So I did!
At Art Center College of Design, in Los Angeles, I continued painting, and during this time I won a statewide painting scholarship competition for college students. So interestingly, I was attending Art Center as an Advertising major with a painting scholarship.
I started my Graphic Design career in Los Angeles, moving later to the East Coast, where I was an Associate Partner of the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram, New York. I worked
with clients including IBM, British Petroleum, Warner Communications (Time Warner), Disney, and Chase Manhattan Bank. At my design office, clients included Sotheby’s, designing materials for The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and The Collection of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor sales, The Wall Street Journal, University of Southern California, Mastercard International, Fashion Institute of Technology, Toy Manufacturers of America, American Playhouse Theater, and The Chrysler Museum. I have produced work for NASA, and designed in combination with Sotheby’s sale of the Forbes Fabergé eggs collection,
a 350-page coffee table book, Fabergé: Treasures of Imperial Russia, for The Link of Times Foundation of St. Petersburg, Russia. In the recent past in Southern California I produced the design and marketing materials for the Gala Opening of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, and for the Kirov Festival. My design work has garnered over 200 national and international awards, including projects
in the permanent collection of The Library of Congress, and the archives of Yale University.
I have written articles on design, and my design work has appeared in numerous international publications including Graphis, Print, Communication Arts, How, and Idea (Japan) magazines. I have frequently served on juries for design shows in both the U.S. and Canada.
During this time I also produced work as a Fine Artist, which has been exhibited in group shows and galleries including The Laguna Beach Museum of Art, The Long Beach Museum of Art, and The Riverside Museum of Art. I have taught graphic design since 1977, at Art Center College of Design, the School of Visual Arts (NYC), Orange Coast College, and Cal State Fullerton. In June 2001, I was inducted into the “Alumni Hall of Fame” at Orange Coast College in California. I am a collector of Australian Aboriginal
Art, and all or part of my collection has been exhibited in numerous shows, including The Musée du quai Branly, Paris, and at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.