After completing my degree, I studied cartography with Dr. Alan A. Delucia at the University of Idaho. Using mainframes and mini-computers, I began creating computer-generated maps.
For about 10 years, I was a Senior Systems Engineer at Intergraph Corporation working with cartographic knowledge bases. Leaving in 1997, I started Cartagram as a custom map design and production business located in Madison, Alabama.
Adobe Illustrator Wow! Book
My map and graphic design interests extend to writing for books, magazines, and websites.
I co-author the Adobe Illustrator Wow! Book by Peachpit Press (completed my seventh edition in 2013). For companion Wow! Books for Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter, I’ve written gallery and step-by-step pieces focusing on maps and graphics like type and webpages.
In addition to the Wow! Books, I write articles on digital art, GIS, and mapmaking.
For similar content, check out the Cartagram Blog.
I’m a recreational bicyclist. I enjoy riding an Electra Townie 7D every day that’s above 48° (or thereabouts).
Photography provides a great complement to map and graphic design. I stick to low-brow equipment like a an iPhone SE. Photography is a way of experiencing life, focusing on the contrasts, juxtapositions, and vividness.