An 'all-round' graphic designer involved in 3-way love affair with Quark, Photoshop and Illustrator, and nearly 30 years experience in the industry. Also, a competent freehand artist, who has illustrated, designed and typeset books for various publishers. I can, however, create most types of artwork, whether digital, photographic or hand-drawn, or indeed a combination of all three, especially when every element of picture research has been exhausted, a wholly personal approach to the project is required, or the customer's budget will not stretch to photo libraries.
I also believe, in a 'trumpety-blowing' sort of way, that I am one of the best column 'justified text' typesetters in the UK, holding the view that text should be as 'pretty as the picture' itself, white spaces should never be wider than the largest letter used in the sentence, and end-of-line hyphens are most definitely a last resort. I would, in fact, say that I had failed the customer if two hyphens – God forbid – should ever appear on top of one another!