I have been a designer and creative manager for over 25 years. My favorite jobs were working at Surfing Magazine in the late 1980's and for the O'Neill family in the 2000's. I've seen stuff and met some rock stars. I love thinking differently and thrive on the challenges and rewards that those present. I know when to push, when to compromise and how to get it done. I am inspired by bigger ideas and everyone I meet. I love discovering and evolving fresh thinking and technical processes - show me, teach me and I'll return the favor! In 1992 I traded my first Harley (’82 WideGlide) for my first Mac (yes a mac setup cost $6,000 in 1992 but we also got paid more!). I have been an invited guest speaker for students at UT, SCAD, LCAD and talked on NPR’s MarketPlace. I surf almost every day. I live in Laguna Niguel with my family and run a design studio in Dana Point. I am also an avid snowboarder, cyclists, weekend farmer, beer maker, photographer, illustrator, sculptor and surfboard designer. I collect vintage graphic design and logo books.