Biography

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I love to draw. As a child, while my parents chased their dreams, I drew mine, through many hot nights and long days in small towns and cities in Texas and Oklahoma . In college, I continued to draw, taking a degree in drawing & painting.

These days, I love drawing on a computer. Unfortunately, I had to wait 20 years from the time I finished school for the personal computer to be invented. While I was waiting, I drew cartoons, comic strips, editorial cartoons and had a syndicated drawing service (thru Pacific News Service) for newspaper OpEd pages. Finally, during the late 80's, after the Mac came into existence, and I was finally able to draw digitally, I drew my way onto the pages of a number of publications, including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Oracle Magazine, Wall Street Journal, US News & Report and California Magazine. I've also drawn projects for Foote, Cone & Belding, Apple Computer, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Pearson Publishing, Ernst & Young and Chronicle Books.

I've taught drawing and illustration at California College of the Arts, the San Francisco Academy of Art University and the University of California at Berkeley Extension School.

Along the way, I received awards from Print Magazine, Communications Arts Magazine, The Society of Newspaper Design, Step by Step Magazine (both the Japanese and American versions), the Western Art Director's Club and was the recipient of a Meritorious Achievement Award from the Media Alliance organization in San Francisco. A collection of my work was drawn together and included in the book Illustrator Master.

I live in San Francisco - with my lovely wife, Wendy - where the air is cool, the views are fantastic and the food is unbelievable—draws I couldn’t resist.

 

  Partial Client List: 

  • California Magazine
  • Boston Globe
  • Pearson Publishing
  • Colgate University
  • Oracle, Inc. 
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • South Florida Sun Sentinel
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Pacific Gas and Electric
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Chronicle Books
  • Ernst & Young
  • New York Times
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLC
  • Washington Post
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Chefware USA
  • Reporter (Rome, Italy) 
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Apple Inc.