I came to the graphic design profession through the backdoor from a fine arts career that includes an extensive exhibition record and images in major corporate and private collections. All that hard work wasn’t paying the rent, so I went to work for a book publisher. I started out as a proofreader. I worked my way up to book designer. Then I had my own design studio. My clients included major publishers McGraw-Hill, Prentice Hall, and Cengage Learning. I am now retired.