Apostle Graphics started when I was about three years old…OK, not really. The company didn’t officially start until much later, but I started drawing when I was three years old. My mother gave me a pencil and paper, sat me down in front of the TV, and instructed me, “Draw a big square, like this…” and she pointed out the outline of the TV. “Draw a square inside the big one…” and she pointed out the shape of the screen. “Draw a circle next to the small box, like this…” and she showed me the dials. After this learning process, I’m told, I’d drawn a perfect TV. Well, that’s what Mom says!
After that, my world changed. I was leading art classes for neighborhood kids in my basement at eight, designing A-framed houses at nine years old, designing graphics for the yearbook in high school.
I later worked in the advertising office for a large department store. I designed, co-edited and co-published an arts & literary journal out of CO. I designed window displays for a retail shop in MN. I painted a mission’s logo in their bunkhouse as a surprise for the organization’s founder in Peru. I’ve had artwork in solo and group shows throughout the USA.
In addition to getting a degree in graphic design and illustration, I also obtained one in Anthropology, which is the study of people and cultures. It’s really about stories. Graphic design and illustration are about stories, too. They are about telling stories or delivering a message visually. As a graphic designer and illustrator, I get to help others tell their stories. In fact, I can help you deliver a message…about a story, about your company, about your dream. And I will treat your message as special as my own.