Making calligraphy is an expression of my lifelong fascination with typography and hand lettering. From an early age, I enjoyed rendering letterforms, later studying graphic design and typography, eventually becoming an illustrator many years ago. Some of my most enjoyable illustration projects have involved extensive hand drawn lettering. When not doing calligraphy, I create illustrations for advertising, design, publishing and editorial clients from my studio in Berkeley, California. My design and illustration work have been recognized by major organizations such as the AIGA and the Society of Illustrators, as well as appearing in several volumes of American Illustration and in Communication Arts Illustration Annuals.