I love designing logos/identities as they are a compact expression of a thought, an organization, a belief or tangible artifact. Most of my career (in San Francisco, London and Dublin) has been doing the much harder job of filling in what the rest of the brand universe looks like. Whether it’s at an agency, with an in-house team or at publisher’s I have navigated the the medium and the message to communicate effectively with an audience.
As a board member of the AIGA I organize many events for the SF design community. These include tours of companies with interesting design work (e.g. Facebook, Fitbit, SF Giants, AKQA etc) and panel discussions with leading SF designers on career orientated topics such as ’Starting Your Design Career’ (tinyurl.com/Starting-Design) and ‘Getting a job in Silicon Valley’ (tinyurl.com/AIGA-DW-SV).
I've been been writing my blog, DesignCareer, since 2009 drawing from my wide experience to write about the career of being a designer. Feel free to email me topic suggestions if you have a something in mind…