Blue Collar Graphix - Art Director
1992 - present
Out of a need for extra cash at a seemingly bad turning point in my work and private life, Blue Collar Graphix was born. My wife and I purchased our first home in Wagener Terrace and the contractor walked out on us with all of our money. Blue Collar started as a part-time pursuit and grew into a very good way to make a living from a home office.
Trident Technical College - Art Director
1988 - 1992
Oversaw the implementation of a fully digital marketing and graphics department at the school. Managed three other people. Won numerous CASE awards, including best college viewbook.
Advertising Service Agency
Graphic Designer, Production Manager
1983 - 1988
Worked with senior art directors and gradually worked as an art director for major clients like Santee Cooper, Sands Oceanfront Resorts, Charleston CVB and SC Ports Authority. Because of a background as a printing press operator early in my career, I also took over the duties as production Manager for the agency.
Medical University of South Carolina
Printing Press Operator
1979 - 1983
Started right out of college working for Medical University Press. First as a delivery person and bindery worker, and then moved up to printing press operator. After two years I transferred into the Audiovisual Department where I designed trade show displays for medical researchers as well as print for a number of University divisions.
Magazine Design, Layout & Production
Adobe Cloud Technology
Art Academy of Cincinnati
1975 - 1979
Graphic Design Major with a Minor in Painting and Photography. Four Year Diploma.
Columbus College of Art & Design
Base Freshman curriculum. Transferred to Cincinnati the following year.
Blue Collar Graphix has quietly been in business for more than 23 years. What started as a part-time sideline quickly grew into a full-fledged business. Our client list through the years has included Roper St. Francis Healthcare, First Federal, MUSC, HMGI and Ashley Hall. We have designed marketing materials, brochures and annual reports for schools, health systems, real estate, hospitality related companies and a host of other smaller Charleston-area businesses. We believe that marketing and design is a business, not some temperamental artist's misuse of your budget. We have over 30 years of experience in print medium and we are very excited about translating that knowledge into the digital world of marketing and advertising.