As I occasionally look back on my so-called career, I marvel at the circuitous path it has taken. From the beginning as a clueless artist who stumbled into New York City with no clear direction, I have found myself in a myriad of disciplines inextricably bound to what the market desired. First, it was lettering, icons and adorable spot illustrations for a wide variety of publications. Soon afterwards, I found myself immersed in book covers and packaging design followed by a hefty dose of magazine illustration that morphed into an ongoing succession of magazine covers. For a while, I had a thriving business in stock illustration and gloried in the bounty of regular weekly newspaper assignments. I have watched curiously as one source of work dissipated and another came into being and, with some trepidation as business began to decline in the evolution to digital publishing. A font I designed for my wedding invitation led to monthly royalty checks and a spectacular stroke of luck got me engaged in an ongoing packaging project that continues to this day. I am eternally grateful to continue to be employed, albeit with less frequency but, no little satisfaction.
My favorite part of all of this still lies in examining the process so, herewith: a brand new project for the delightful Kelly Tedrick at Exhibitor Magazine.