Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Blog: "Freelance Artist"

Beginning in 2009, I will be posting professional news and commentary at my new Blog, "Freelance Artist". But less-serious stuff -- which ironically is much more important to success and happiness -- will always be welcome here.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Job Loss Can Mean New Beginning

I was recently interviewed for an article in the Appleton Post-Crescent, in connection with a massive paper company lay-off. It is my hope that many of those affected would consider self-employment and other entrepreneurial options. Taking control of the "job search" by networking and capitalizing on a career's-worth of experience is the best way to turn this thing around. When updating your resume and getting the word out, be sure to emphasize not only where you have been (i.e, the "Previous Experience" list), but what you have accomplished — and where you want to go. This will help you to put your best foot forward and energize your efforts.

The brief article is online thanks to the efforts of Journalist Maureen Wallenfang and several regional P-C affiliates:

The Post-Crescent

The Oshkosh Northwestern

The Fond du Lac Reporter

Monday, July 07, 2008

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Old Man

Decided to scan this self-portrait done while a student. A long, long time ago in an art school far far away, the Illustration students were assigned a self-portrait looking 10 years into the future (said future now being itself 10 years in the past!). Well, ok, I had to lower my sights a bit, especially on the hair. Less is more, right? I do still drink milk, and I do still have that picture frame. And who really wants wallpaper like that anyway?

Friday, June 06, 2008

Thoughts on Logos and Branding

Just completed! With simplified one-color version for smaller, black-and-white or limited-color items. Soon to be displayed at Best of luck to Owner/Genius Tim Stevenson!

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