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 specializing in applying graphic design to map design.
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 and a Canon mirrorless camera. Photography is a way of experiencing life, focusing on the contrasts, juxtapositions, and vividness.