B.S. English, SUNY at Brockport (Regents Scholar)
Honors M.A. English, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo,
All But Dissertation in British Literature, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (full scholarship).
Formal Art Study:
Two years in the MFA program at Western Michigan University in Graphic Design and Printmaking, including the non-studio courses of
art history and the history of architecture. When Jon Henderson, head of the Design department left, whom I went there to study under,
I transferred to printmaking. I did
not go on in that field because this particular MFA program was focused on lithography and I was only interested in intaglio work.
A lengthy series of private photography lessons during my time in Kalamazoo.
Community College of Vermont - St. Albans
Graphic Design I & II, Web Development & Design, Typography
in Site Design for owner of a small Vermont ad agency.
Media and Society
as adjunct faculty, Johnson State College.
required graduate English course, University of Western Ontario.
assistant instructor for freshman course, University of Western Ontario.
invited special guest lecturer at Western Michigan University.
for BFA students, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.
MS-DOS and Word-processing courses
for extension services, Western Michigan University.
For more than 10 years I owned and operated my own graphic design studio in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Major national clients included U.S. Robotics, the French Paper Company, the Selmer Music Company.
I also did a great deal of work for Western Michigan University and Medieval Institute Publications. Work for the
latter consisted of complete design of a number of books for this major and respected academic publisher of medieval studies
as well as the design of their publications mark which is still in use. Following are links to two books I designed still in publication:
Vox Feminae &
Vernacular Poetics in the Middle Ages
Nature Magazine: Quarter-page photograph in an article reviewing the years
since the first Whole Earth Catalog was published.(2012)
The Ultimate Gardener: Full page photograph in book by Charlie Nardozzi, HCI Books, 2009.
Trampoline House: The Good Samaritan, a short story for the very interesting online art zine Trampoline House, 2003.
Metropolitan Kalamazoo Magazine: Editor-in-Chief at the start-up (my last year in Kalamazoo-1987)
Kalamazoo Gazette: art critic for two years in the mid-1980s (circ. ~100K)
DEC Professional: two articles on computer graphics in the early 1980s.
WMU Computer Center Newsletter: editor for one year, Western Michigan University, 1980-81.
Prindle, Weber, and Schmidt (Boston): Production Editor for college math and chemistry textbooks.
Man's Aggression: The Defense of the Self, by Gregory Rochlin. I edited this book prior to its publication by Gambit (Boston) in 1973. It became
an important book in the annals of psychiatric publications, copies of which now sell for as much as $60.
Fairfax Press: Very early in my design career I began collecting letterpress lead type and printing equipment and for more than 30 years maintained it as
an adjunct to my graphic design work. I sold the entire set up a few years ago in order to pay my property taxes in a thin year. All that
now remains is the old web site for Fairfax Press.
I began designing web sites in 1995 and have been doing it ever since. I now only take on a few artists and other discerning clients under the
VT2000 Technical Services name.