You start one of these personal websites pondering, seriously, what could anyone want to know?  Well, I work in the aerospace industry, have decades of ad agency experience – which ultimately means a lot of hysterical anecdotes to tell at parties – have lived on three coasts, and challenge myself every day to improve what I know about design. You never get satisfied, either.  I have made a living building decks and fixing gutters, did in-store signage for McDonald’s, Photoshop-rendered interiors that never existed, published a magazine and developed national awareness-building programs for American Express. I have served on the local board of ASID, created “miraculous” websites, lectured on marketing and designed a few logos.  Ads I created have appeared in Architectural Digest, Luxe, Veranda and California Homes.  I collect various examples of things I find well designed, like a 1913 National cash register, Staffordshire, a barrel-top inlaid desk from Milan, die-cast cars, and font catalogs from around 1900.  And then there’s photography (which I personally have never really mastered), books on architecture, the history of art, graphics and interior design, plus about a million magazines.  I still have my Macintosh 512K Enhanced (it still works).  And I love typography.

The collection of my stuff, here in this website, is just

a placeholder for greater things to come.

Houston, 2010