I have been working with several organizations on a regular basis doing graphic design, photo retouching and illustration for print and Web sites.
Throughout my many years of employment with this company, I performed a number of different functions. In these years, the graphics business has changed enormously with the advent of computers. NorthStar's equipment was state-of-the-art, and I have worked with all the standard Macintosh software. As part of the Graphic Services Department, aside from preparing client material to print with whatever specifications were necessary for the 3 processes (offset, gravure and flexography) that NorthStar worked with, I have designed labels, POP displays , boxes and box wraps, and billboards. I have also worked very closely with Marketing Department on brochures, folders, sell sheets, news letters, and trade magazine ads. My responsibilities have included overseeing photo shoots and printing of projects both inside and outside of the company along with retouching photos and creating illustration when needed. I designed, created and maintained the informational company web site until the sale of the company in February 2005 at which time it ceased to exist.
Working for a company involved with so many printing processes and products has provided me with a truly invaluable education on the many practical aspects of the graphics business.
Boston University, School of Fine and Applied Art - 2 years
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, School of Fine Art - received BFA.
Ongoing workshops and seminars on different subjects related to aspects of graphics.