I didn’t grow up in Massachusetts, but I got here as soon as I could.
From an early age, I’ve been intrigued with New England. Growing up in Alabama, I always imagined living in the cradle of American independence. I wanted to be near the history, and the heartbeat, of the founding of our nation. But it took me a bit to shake the South. I went to business school in Mississipppi, art school in Atlanta, and then met my wife in North Carolina. Finally, fifteen years ago we moved north.
As a former advertising agency creative director, I’m drawn to stories. Not just fanciful tales. But heroes journeys: the story of where my clients have been, and where they want to go. Matter of fact, I don’t start conversations with ‘what do you do?’ but with ‘where’re you from?’ Understanding that context allows me to set a firm footing before heading off on our trek together.
Expression of place has been such a consistent theme in my work for Fortune 500 companies that I started my own letterpress home goods company. I explore the relationship to my home state and to my children’s. In the decade since we started, we’ve sold art to fifty states, 23 countries, and have been covered by NPR, Boston Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Southern Living.
I know what it means to appreciate the details as a designer. I know how important it is to see the bigger picture as a business owner. I know how wonderful it is to call this place home.
I love being in Boston, I love being of Massachusetts and I’d love to help you find the bit of land that will become, to channel William Faulker, your ‘little postage stamp of soil.’