After graduating from school in London, my first job was working in a small print shop in covent garden. Then onto The Hugo Organisation, a boutique design studio also in London. After a brief visit to New York, i headed down to Dallas and 2 design studios and various freelance gigs later my creative career path as a graphic designer and art director took me to the west coast. Since 1991 Los Angeles has been home. In 1993 i was given the opportunity to teach an evening class in the Art Center at Night program, employing traditional techniques (non- computer). Teaching those techniques led me to begin creating hand-made work of my own, using every kind of mixed-media, including collage, cut and paste, using pop culture imagery, found ephemera, etc. and other random sources. Since that initial class, i have gone on to teach Design 1 and Typography 1 at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Woodbury University in Burbank, The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles, UCLA extension program and The Art Institute in North Hollywood. I also teach in the Saturday High program at Art Center and am a mentor. I have also participated in 2 study abroad programs in London, various hand-technique/analog workshops including USC and the University of Monterrey in Mexico.
My artwork has been shown in numerous group shows as well as 2 solo shows.
I have won 3 design awards, Certificate of Excellence, Print Design Annual, 1990, Outstanding Achievement, How Design Annual, 2004, and Print Regional Design Awards Annual, 2016. My freelance clients have included Neiman Marcus, Pier1 imports, JC Penney, USC School of Social Work, Art Center College of Design design office, Creative Domain, The Cimarron Group, SRC Advertising, Teleflora, Asian Ceramics, Wise USA, Samsung Records, Quango and Resonance records.