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Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS5

My teaching assignments with the University of Washington and Everett Community College allowed me to assemble several of my lesson plans into an InDesign primer, targeted at users new to the InDesign product. Constantly in development, the book encompasses lessons to get users working as quickly as possible (a similar goal to that my courses).

High School senior ads

Though not exactly portfolio pieces in themselves, I am very glad that my education, training, and experience allowed me to create these senior ads for my two oldest sons; Zack and Rydder. Both graduated from Archbishop Murphy High School located in Everett, WA; Zack in 2006, and Rydder in 2009. The ads, which appeared in […]

Kramer Comes to Frogtown

Every designer has projects they are not exactly proud of. Hell Comes to Frogtown is one of those projects that I shouldn’t be proud of, but I will admit, I am. While I will never include this in my professional portfolio, as freelance projects go, this one has been worth a lifetime of bragging rights. […]

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