• Daniel Boorstin: An image ... is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service.
  • David Ogilvy: What you say in advertising is more important than how you say it.
  • Steve Kopcha: Good ads sell stuff.
  • Albert Camus: Those who write clearly have readers. Those who write obscurely have commentators.
  • George Santayana: Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.
  • Bob Dylan: You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows.
  • John Updike: Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.
  • Leo Burnett: When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one. But you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
  • Pablo Picasso: Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
  • Paul Rand: Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
  • Mark Twain: The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
  • Leo Burnett: The secret of all effective advertising is ... one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.
  • Jeffrey Zeldman: Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it's decoration.
  • Saul Bass: Design is thinking made visual.
  • Ellen Lupton: Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.
  • Chris Pullman: The way something looks is the last thing we figure out.
  • Ernest Hemmingway: For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.

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Clients. Served nationwide.

Some clients come to my shop from across the city, others from across the country. They've included businesses both small and large, non-profits, advertising agencies, newspapers, universities and creative types.

It is this diversity that has sustained my business over the past five years. Whatever the industry, wherever the client, the same fundamentals of communication always apply.

If my shop has developed a focus, it's been with media groups. From corporate communications departments to national trade publications to legal and environmental blogs, I've been seasoned in newsrooms. But whatever form your message may take, I want to help you get it across better online. Let's chat. arrow

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