I have been a professional designer for almost forty years. Originally I intended to be product designer, and attended Cal State Long Beach to reach that goal. I studied there under the late Herb Tyrnauer and Michael Kammermeyer. I began designing exhibits by a twist of fate when I answered an ad for part time help at the design firm of Halsted & Muramatsu. They did both product and exhibit design, and so my focus slowly began to change. Still, for many years I managed to design consumer electronics, medical equipment, furniture, and toys.
Since those early days I have concentrated on mostly on displays. I have created tradeshow booths, museum exhibitions, point of purchase displays- just about everything in the field. In addition to working professionally, I taught exhibit design for three semesters at my alma mater.
For the past several months I have worked with a general contractor in Newport Beach, CA to develop designs for new client projects. This has centered around residential remodel jobs. A few of my illustrations from these projects appear within my portfolio.
Recently I stepped out into a field apart from design. I wrote a work of narrative nonfiction titled "Rockne & Jones: Notre Dame, USC and the Greatest Rivalry of the Roaring Twenties" that was released by Kent State University Press in, 2017. It's been great fun sharing a little bit of history with my readers.
Best of Show, Omnifax tradeshow exhibit, 1985
Department of Transportation Design Award for Historic Preservation for the “Legacy In Stone” exhibition, 1998
Featured Artist, Disneyland Christmas Festival, 1999
Silver Medal, Sports, Fitness, and Recreation category at the annual Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2018.