“I am endlessly curious – about people, about creativity, about line and shape and color – and both my personal and professional pursuits are driven by learning, discovering, imagining, listening, celebrating, and making.”

My Creative Timeline

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  • 1981

    Built my first Darkroom

    Built my first Darkroom

    March 15, 1981

    With the help of my grandfather, Joe Moats, who also introduced me to photography, we built a darkroom in the garage. On most nights throughout my high school experience, that’s where you’d find me.

  • 1989

    Prop Master, Texas Shakespeare Festival

    Prop Master, Texas Shakespeare Festival

    March 15, 1989
    Prop Master, Texas Shakespeare Festival

    Built a variety of hand and stage props for the 1989 Summer season.

  • 1990

    Prop Artisan/Milliner, Alabama Shakespeare Festival

    Prop Artisan/Milliner, Alabama Shakespeare Festival

    March 15, 1990
    Prop Artisan/Milliner, Alabama Shakespeare Festival

    Started in the props department building furniture and stage props and moved into costumes making/modifying shoes and boots as well as a variety of headpieces and crowns for the 89-90 season.

  • 1991

    Practical Special Effects, Wonderworks

    Practical Special Effects, Wonderworks

    March 15, 1991

    I was part of the crew that built a variety of NASA-related exhibits for a museum installation in Venezuela, including a LEM, a scale model of the shuttle and a full-size shuttle cockpit simulator.

  • 1993

    Production Assistant, 525 Post Production

    Production Assistant, 525 Post Production

    March 15, 1993
  • 1996

    Web Designer, Microcity

    Web Designer, Microcity

    March 15, 1996
    Web Designer, Microcity

    Responsible for front-end design (Photoshop, Illustrator) and back-end development (html, css) for a variety of local and regional clients.

  • 1998

    Director of New Media, CCS Interactive

    Director of New Media, CCS Interactive

    March 15, 1998
    Director of New Media, CCS Interactive

    Established and led a new media division of a vocational computer school.  Designed and developed a variety of web (HTML and Flash) and print content for local and regional clients.

  • 1999

    Art Director, Universal Studios

    Art Director, Universal Studios

    October 1, 1999
    Art Director, Universal Studios

    I developed a variety of projects for all of the major business units, including designing the homepage for universalstudios.com.

  • 2002

    Contract Designer, Universal Pictures

    Contract Designer, Universal Pictures

    March 15, 2002
    Contract Designer, Universal Pictures

    After our division closed, I stayed on as a contractor working with Universal Pictures on promotional materials for upcoming films.

  • 2003

    Went Freelance as a Designer

    Went Freelance as a Designer

    March 15, 2003

    Graphic, web, and rich-media design for a variety of entertainment-based clients.

  • 2007

    Photoshop Instructor, Tri-Community Photo

    Photoshop Instructor, Tri-Community Photo

    March 15, 2007
    Photoshop Instructor, Tri-Community Photo

    Taught multiple Photoshop classes (beginner, intermediate, advanced) focusing on image editing and compositing.

  • 2009

    Launched Faded & Blurred

    Launched Faded & Blurred

    March 15, 2009
    Launched Faded & Blurred

    An online hub for photography that featured reviews, spotlights, tutorials, and monthly photo walks.

  • 2009

    Launched Q&A@F&B Podcast

    Launched Q&A@F&B Podcast

    March 15, 2009
    Launched Q&A@F&B Podcast

    My first podcast. 15 episodes with photographers.
    Listen.

  • 2011

    Launched Process Driven Podcast

    Launched Process Driven Podcast

    March 15, 2011
    Launched Process Driven Podcast

    In-depth conversations with makers and creators from a wide range of disciplines including photography, art, film, and literature to talk about what they do and why.
    Listen

  • 2012

    Co-host, On Taking Pictures

    Co-host, On Taking Pictures

    March 15, 2012
    Co-host, On Taking Pictures

    Co-hosted a weekly photography podcast with Bill Wadman for 325 episodes from 2012-2018.
    Listen.

  • 2012

    Co-wrote Chill

    Co-wrote Chill

    March 15, 2012
    Co-wrote Chill

    Co-wrote, photographed, and produced Chill, a book about ice cream, featuring more than 35 original flavors.

  • 2015

    Host, The Craft & Vision Podcast

    Host, The Craft & Vision Podcast

    March 15, 2015
    Host, The Craft & Vision Podcast

    Over 12 episodes, I explored process, craft, and creativity with some wonderfully creative people.
    Listen.

  • 2017

    Released Photography by the Letter

    Released Photography by the Letter

    March 15, 2017

    Wrote, designed, photographed, and self-published Photography by the Letter – a Field Guide for Photographers and Photo Enthusiasts.
    Buy a copy.

  • 2019

    Producer/Editor, The Beautiful Anarchy Podcast

    Producer/Editor, The Beautiful Anarchy Podcast

    March 15, 2019
    Producer/Editor, The Beautiful Anarchy Podcast

    I produced and edited the first two seasons of David duChemin’s terrific podcast.

  • 2019

    Co-Host, Lensflare Podcast

    Co-Host, Lensflare Podcast

    March 15, 2019
    Co-Host, Lensflare Podcast

    Along with David duChemin, I co-hosted and edited 13 episodes of Lensflare, the companion to David’s Making the Image series.

  • 2019

    Launched In Between Podcast

    Launched In Between Podcast

    March 15, 2019
    Launched In Between Podcast

    One-on-one discussions that explore and connect broad conversations around a topic to our actual everyday lived experiences.
    Listen.

  • 2021

    A Day’s Work Podcast (in production)

    A Day’s Work Podcast (in production)

    March 15, 2021
    A Day’s Work Podcast (in production)

    I’m hosting and producing a podcast based around talking to people about what they bring to and get from the work they do every day.