Specializing in signage design, both interior and exterior applications. I have over 30+ years experience in the sign trade. My expertise lies both in conceptual design and fine art fields. Skills include: Logo Design, Sign Design, Digital & Airbrush Illustration, Mural Painting, Hand Lettering, etc.
Design Consultant for the Walt Disney Imagineering Dept.
Awarded 50% of Sign/Graphics package for Universal Studios, Fl. (1990)
Over six ‘First Place’ awards in International Sign Design Competitions.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, CorelDraw!, Strata 3D, Gerber Omega, Adobe Acrobat,Painter 12, PC & Mac Formats.
Equipment Experience: Epson 9600 large format printer, HP Color painter, Hp 5000, HP5500, Roland 540 SoljetGerber vinyl plotters .
Experience 1995 -2011:
Head Designer Graphic Services, Inc. Manassas, VA. August, 1995 -Feb. 2011: Head Designer for sign Industry related business (35 employees). Duties include sign design, from concepts to finalized product, color call-outs, working drawings for fabrication, logo design, letterheads, hands on fabrication as needed, including glass gilding, surface gilding, carving, faux finishes, Large Format printing (HP, Epson, Seiko Models).
1983 - 1995: Sign Painter / Designer Walt Disney Company Orlando, FL Sign Shop Foreman / Designer, Walt Disney Sign & Pictorial Department ( Sign Shop Computer Dept., Central Shops, Dept. 715 ) Orlando, Fl. Feb..
1983 - July 1995. Early work included all sign related duties including Hand Lettering, Pictorial Work, Faux finishes, Gold leaf application, sho-card writing, Illustrating, Designing along with full collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering. Sign Foreman position assigned in 1993. Duties included park wide setup and design for secondary signage and seasonal projects. overseeing layouts, design, quality etc.. Also responsible for supplies, scheduling, communicating with park wide clients. Sign & Pictorial Artist, Buena Vista Construction Co. ( Walt Disney Company) Late 1981-1982Involved in the EPCOT construction project. Duties included hand lettering, pictorial work, aging, faux finishing, Airbrush work, pattern making, etc.1981 - 1982: Sign & Pictorial Artist Walt Disney Company Orlando, FL Sign & Pictorial Artist, Buena Vista Construction Co. ( Walt Disney Company) Late 1981-1982Involved in the EPCOT construction project. Duties included hand lettering, pictorial work,aging, faux finishing, pattern making, etc.
1979 - 1982: Sign Painter / Designer Accurate Sign & Design Orlando, FL Duties included unsupervised layout & design of typical commercial signage. Applications included Gold Leaf application, Hand Lettering, Layout & Design, Illustration, Air Brush work, pictorial work.1974 - 1979: Sign Painter U.S. Civil Service, Naval Airbase Norfolk, VA Sign Writer-Grainer, Duties included unsupervised layout & design of typical commercial signage. Applications included Gold Leaf application, Hand Lettering, Layout & Design, Illustration, Air Brush work, Woodgraining.
Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VACheasapeake College - Chesapeake, VA4 Year Sign Apprenticeship - Scherwin Sign Co. - Norfolk, Va.
Honors: 6 first place awards in the Sign of the Times Magaine international design competitions. Best In Show Award: Ghent Art Festival, Norfolk, Va. ( Mixed Media ) Best In Show Award: Boardwalk Art Show, Va. Beach, Va. ( Drawing ) Best In Show Award: Neptune Art Feastival, Va. Beach, Va. ( Mixed Media ) Best In Show Award: Hampton Roads Art Festival, Hampton, Va. ( Acrylics ) Featured Personal Article Profile: Sign Craft Magazine Featured Personal Article Profile: Letterhead Magaine First place / Logo competition: Rocky Mountain Communications First place / Logo competition: Advantage Sign Supply 6 MAME Awards for Total Sign Package Design. ( Northern Virginia).