I unwittingly started learning to design for the web with a word processor called "Wordstar" that ran on a computer with 5 1/4" disks and a 9" amber monitor. To format the text and apply effects such as underlines and strike throughs for the printer, one had to place the command or "call" within opening and closing tags. The first on line bulletin board I participated used HTML which was essentially the same coding. Now I design standards compliant and responsive web sites for business and personal use. I provide complete web design services including graphic design and illustration as needed. Read on or Contact Me if you have any questions.
CowValley dot Org started as my catch-all site and a means for me to practice web development. Here you will find information about my Web Design, Logo and Graphics Design, Illustration and Copy Writing. I will be adding to my portfolios and you can Contact Me with any questions or to inquire about securing my services.
This site has always been a little bit of everything. I am moving toward emphasizing my work and so the new look. The layout will be changing over the next couple of weeks and more of my work will be easier to see. Of course I'll keep adding content to the other areas. I hope you like it.>
Illustration is my first love in the creative arts. I still draw for drawing's sake but the opportunity to create images that are used commercially, published or commissioned for display is extremely fulfilling. I started out on the drawing board using pen, ink, graphite, colored pencil, acrylics and dyes;
Graphic design and production has come a long way since I started earning money at it. Everything had to be drawn and prepared for printing by hand. Ink, Amberlith, Friskit and airbrush were the tools of the trade. Type was set by a typographer and pasted by hand onto the art board, colored artwork was done in black and white and the ink colors were specified using a standard set of formulas and masks had to be cut to "strip" in the colored areas.