My first graphic design job
was as an intern in the Visual Communications Department at Cleveland Metroparks. I was hired as a production artist
to silkscreen and fabricate signage. One afternoon while
on a break, I noodled out a frog drawing. One of the designers saw it and wanted to use it
on his latest project — an interactive Children's Farm panel at the Cleveland Zoo.
They brought me up to the design studio to create a series of animals for that panel. The
rest is history.
After graduating from Kent State in 1989 with a BFA in graphic design, I was hired at the well respected Akron advertising agency — Smiley Hanchulak.
In 1995, having spent 5 years
at S/H, I left to pursue Triple Play Design on a full-time basis. After all these years
I still love what I do.
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it.