As a graphic designer and mixed media artist I work on a Mac using different programs from Photoshop to Affinity Designer, Illustrator to Dreamweaver and GoLive.
After completing a Post Graduate Course at Hornsey College of Art in London, in 1967, I was invited to join the publishing group of Hutchinson as a book cover designer. In 1969 I moved to Michael Joseph publishers to design books and book jackets and assist in advertising and publicity. In 1979 I was offered a position in a small agency, Aardvark Advertising, in Bermuda. The agency is a full service company and has given me grounding in writing radio, producing logos and brochures, storyboarding TV and producing newspaper and advertising for magazines.
As the company grew in accounts and personnel, I was elected to become a board member.
As senior designer I worked on accounts including Bacardi, Bermuda Tourism, British Virgin Islands Tourism, Bank of Bermuda and Bank of Butterfield, Bermuda National Gallery and Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art.
In the mid nineties I designed and patented the Bermuda Triangle Jigsaw Puzzle which is sold in Bermuda. www.bermudatrianglepuzzle.com
In June 2008, after 29 years in Bermuda, I retired with my artist wife Linda www.lindavickersanimalartist.com to Burnsville, North Carolina to a more relaxed way of living, but still keeping up with the design trends and new innovations in software.
I have put together a photographic website of Bermuda www.imagesofbermuda.com, and enjoying photographing the local wildlife and events, an ongoing project in North Carolina www.imagesofnorthcarolina.com
I have produced and exhibited some work in mixed media using picture windows and objects to create “a view from within”.
Since moving into the mountains we have become members of BRAG (Blue Ridge Fine Art Guild) as program committee 2010 and exhibition committee 2010/2011/2012. I was a Board Member of TRAC (Toe River Arts Council), Burnsville Public Art Board and Yancey History Association for three years.
We are also participating members of The Yancey Chamber of Commerce, The Yancey History Association and help with charity events for The Old Timey Festival, Blue Ridge Relay, Mount Mitchell Craft Fair and other local events.