As far back as I can remember, I've always loved to draw. Most any subject matter was fair game, however, cars, trucks, signage and decals captured my attention. In high school, while enjoying Mechanical Drafting, I was introduced to the graphic arts and the various methods of print reproduction. I was most intrigued by the screen printing process, which would become a major factor in my career later on. I attended the Milwaukee Area Technical College for Print Technology and refined my craft at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. In 1985, I began working at Holoubek Studios as a press room ink tech which led to pre-press and ultimately as a full time production artist.
Over the past 30+ years, I've had the opportunity to create artwork
for Harley-Davidson, MillerBrewing Co., Snap-On Tools, Indy Racing League, Sony and NiceMan Merchandising (Concert Tour swag), ABC Supply Inc. and a host of additional corporate and regional entities. A few pauses during my journey for SPAI awards indicating excellence in design and screen print color separation technique were sprinkled in along the way.
Currently, I freelance for the Screen Printing industry, providing fresh art and color separations - basic and high end. I also produce commissioned Automotive Illustration for custom showboards and related event graphics for standard and large format digital print. As for media, I initially used the airbrush and Rapid-O-Graph pens for illustration and cut miles of Amberlith for film based color seps produced in a darkroom. These days, most of my artwork and all seps are digitally produced using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. However, I still enjoy sketching up thumbnails in pencil and occasionally producing artwork using traditional methods of dry media, pen & ink or acrylics.