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Persistent Maker of Things, Curator of Vintage Advertising and Typography and UX Director at Ologie
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Throughout my life I have been many things. I have worked as an illustrator, designer, information architect and now creative director. One thing that has remained constant is my deep appreciation for letterforms and typography.

As a child I watched my dad paint signs in our basement. It was there I developed … Read More
Throughout my life I have been many things. I have worked as an illustrator, designer, information architect and now creative director. One thing that has remained constant is my deep appreciation for letterforms and typography.

As a child I watched my dad paint signs in our basement. It was there I developed admiration for hand lettering and the variety of letters that exist in the world. I used to thumb through Speedball lettering books and study the brush and ink specimens that filled the pages.

Over the years I've also grown to love the character that lives in very old things. I often capture photos of my discoveries at antique shops, shows and items shared from personal collections. So, in addition to appreciating typography, I've also become a curator of sorts. I love discovering typography I've never seen and then sharing excellent examples with others. These examples often directly influence my personal lettering projects.

If I were to time travel, I'd go back to the mid - to late 1800s when lithography, engraving, letterpress, hand painted signs and decorative typography intersected with quality craftsmanship. I take great inspiration from the work done before us, particularly when you consider it was all by hand and not on a computer. It's amazing to see so many people recapturing that same pride in hand made craftsmanship today.

Looking forward, I expect I'll remain a Type Hunter who is always on the hunt. Just when I think I've run out of things to see, I discover something new even if it's very old. Read Less
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