Accomplished artist, graphics designer, writer, web designer and photographer
with over 30 years experience in newspaper and magazine production. product packaging,
logo/identity, posters, books, magazines, signage, etc. Including a solid background in
illustration, brochure design, and advertising consulting.
applications and other Internet applications. Particular skills in full-color magazine
production, plus experience in the re-design and start-up of publications and targeted
advertising messages for: magazines, radio, newspapers, and the internet, etc., utilizing
both traditional and digital media.
January 1997 to present: Web designer for larger sites including the
Gillespie County Fair Association; Junction, Texas Chamber of Commerce and smaller
personal and commercial sites.
May 1995 to December 1998: Advertising consultant to Stonewall Chili Pepper
Company. Responsibilities included design of all labels, packaging, promotional material
and display ads for national magazines.
January 1994 - January 1999: Editor, publisher, art director for Enchanted Rock
January 1989 - December 1993: Art Director for The American Botanical Council,
Austin, Texas. Responsibilities included design, illustration, and photography for HerbalGram
a quarterly magazine, plus numerous brochures, pamphlets and other educational
January 1985 to December 1988: The Highlander, Texas largest weekly
newspaper. Served as Llano County Editor, Burnet County Editor and Community Editor.
Responsibilities included photography and writing for news and feature articles.
June 1983-January 1985: Art Director for Highland Publishing company, Marble Falls,
Texas. Responsibilities included production and design for Texas Fish & Game;
graphic design for The Highlander.
MAGAZINE & BOOK DESIGN:
Enchanted Rock Magazine: Publisher, Editor, Art Director for a magazine on
Texas history and adventure with national distribution.
HerbalGram: A complete redesign of a sixteen-page newsletter into a
four-color magazine published for the American Botanical Council. 1990
An Anonymous Woman: Her Work Wrought in the 17th Century. Book design.
Curious Works Press. 1992 A Dream Come True: Hardcover book on Robert
Hugman, the architect for the San Antonio River Walk. 1984
Numerous web sites including: www.coopersbbq.com
| www.llanoriver.com | www.daysgonebysoap.com | www.junctiontexas.net | www.gillespiefair.com | www.nailheadspur.com etc.
Solo exhibition of graphic art at The Galley of the Hills, Lake Buchanan, Texas.
Group show, "The Art of Money", at the Chelsea Gallery in NYC with Andy
Warhol, Larry Rivers and others. 1969.
Solo exhibition of paintings and prints at the Parente Gallery, NYC. 1968 &
"Hill Country Pearls,"Texas Monthly, October, 1985.
"Enchanted Rock: Holy Ground to the first Americans, "Texas Highways
Magazine. January, 1985
"Enchanted Rock," The Nature of Texas, a hardcover book featuring the
best of Texas Highways Magazine. Texas A&M Press, publishers. 1990.
Certificate of Appreciation from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for
providing numerous interpretative talks at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. 1991
First Place Environmental Coverage from the National Newspaper Association. 1988
Second Place Environmental Coverage from the National Newspaper Association. 1987
First Place Photography, Texas Press Association. 1985
Second Place Best News Picture, South Texas Press Association. 1985
Featured on syndicated TV segment about Enchanted Rock for the Texas Country
Radio interview on Enchanted Rock with Tumbleweed Smith for "The Sound of
TV feature on Enchanted Rock for KLRU-TV, Channel 18 in Austin, Texas. 1985
EDUCATION: Southwest Texas State University: San Marcos, Texas. BFA.
Major, commercial art; Minor, English. Recipient of the Gates-Thomas Award, literary
scholarship; Outstanding Art Student, scholarship: Outstanding Achievement Award.President
of Kappa Pi, honorary art fraternity, two years. Art Editor for Persona, literary
magazine, two years. Also a member of the Building and Grounds Committee, SWTSU Curriculum
Committee, and Vice-chairman of the San Marcos Tourist Development Board.
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