"I am humbled to be asked to share my sketchbook."
Sasaki Associates, Boston
A lot of designers learn to sketch projects before creating them digitally, and my parents always said that I spent more time with a crayon in my hand than anything else. In college I learned print, web, typography and even the art of book binding. But until I moved to Boston, I hadn’t even heard of the field I have since dedicated my life and career to.
My EGD career began in 1999 when I walked into Design Communications for an interview — walking through the shop, seeing the work that was underway; 13’ letters, glass and stainless steel donor wall samples. It was clear that no two days would be alike. I was hooked.
I started in this field as an EGD rookie and I attribute my success to 4 factors:
- Learning materials and techniques with the talented team of DCL.
- The immense support I’ve received from the SEGD community, in particular Doug Morris, Richard Poulin, and the staff at Poulin + Morris. I have fond memories of working with Jonathan Posnett (now at 212) on the University of Rochester Donor Wall. I learned so much working to implement their designs while at DCL, and learning the What and Why of their process.
- The various studios I’ve worked with during my career and the inspiration from the partners and teams I’ve had the good fortune to collaborate with; Cliff Selbert, John Lutz, Brian Pearce, Chris Sheehan, as well as all of the staff and principals at Sasaki whom I have had the opportunity to mentor and learn from.
- My wife, Erin, who always joins me in looking for cool signs on our adventures.
SEGD isn’t just a community; it’s a supportive family that has made a dramatic impact on my life and I am humbled to be asked to share my sketchbook.
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