I received a BFA degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and worked for several years as a magazine and book designer / art director gaining experience in most aspects of print, book packaging, production and promotion. I began freelancing after a few years in the corporate world. For 20 years, I was also an adjunct professor of Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Since 1970 I have worked for a variety of companies and individuals as art director / designer, illustrator, copy writer, photographer, and multi-media producer with a special interest in socially responsible and smaller, environmentally sensitive organizations.
Recently I designed a website for a writer and filmmaker friend: www.PeterMichalos.com. I especially enjoy designing my own creations which include inventions of many useful things which can now (with powerful computers) be made to look as if they already exist. The computer has helped me to write, illustrate and produce my own books. (See books page.)
Logo Design can be great fun but is not easy work. A love of typography is helpful because many clients want to use their names or initials as a starting point for their mark. The need to satisfy the client is paramount since they will want to use their logo for as long as possible. Finding a memorable symbol which reflects the individual's or company's business and "personality" requires distilling the essence of that business or individual.
Below is a random selection of graphic work representing a variety of large and small clients and projects of many different requirements.
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