Category Archives: stay at home dad

I need a new job title

I worked for more than 20 years in corporate jobs. I was a graphic designer, a senior online graphic designer, an art director, a creative director, a senior art director, an online creative director, a production manager, a current production … Continue reading

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The joys of working at home…

People always think that work-from-home folks have it easy. And a work at home author or illustrator has it the easiest. But at this beautiful time of year in Oregon it would be a lot easier if I had a … Continue reading

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Morning Victories!

The day starts off great when I get up early enough to get dressed and let the dog out before I have to begin the process of waking my daughter. Then I have to negotiate enquiring if her hair is brushed and her face … Continue reading

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Homework fun! Homework fun?

Having a child means dealing with The Homework Issue. Most kids AND adults don’t love homework. My daughter hasn’t been thrilled with the reasons I give for doing homework. And I admit either have I. They are pretty big picture – to … Continue reading

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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

You read that headline right. Here in the US, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is May, 15th.  I’m a big fan of cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies. I spent many years working in a bakery. The 4:30 AM shift wasn’t … Continue reading

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Recycle bins are your friend!

I’ve been cleaning out my studio. And filling the recycle bin. Filling and refilling the recycle bin. Wow. Animation timing sheets and countless reams of old drawings have been collecting dust for too long. I saved a few things and scanned … Continue reading

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Career path? Off-Roadin’ is more like it.

I was recently asked about my ‘career’ by someone interested in writing and illustrating books. I still have a difficult time saying this is my ‘career’. I have worked as an art director, character designer, UI designer, graphic designer, producer, … Continue reading

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