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Purchase Grand Island products to support a great cause. 100% of proceeds support printing and production for Life on a Pork Chop, a charming book about Grand Island’s remarkable past.

Author Creds

Since you're supporting my book, I thought you'd like to know a little about me.

I've been in design since 1998. After attending college, I gained experience working at great creative agencies, won a few cool awards, and ultimately launched a practice of my own nearly 10 years ago called Design Minded. The flexibility of being an entrepreneur (and my insane work ethic) allowed me to go back to school for a Masters degree in writing and design criticism. This is when I began writing professionally.

Generally speaking, I usually introduce myself as a designer, because this is my means of making a living. I think most writers will admit it's not a money-making endeavor. This is true for me. I write "on the side" on commission and for my own personal projects. Life on a Pork Chop is a passion project that I've been working on for more years than I'll admit. This is the year it's becoming a reality. I'm very excited.

My writing has been published in Design Bureau Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, Domus Magazine, Luxury Home Quarterly, and the AIGA Journal of Design. I'm a co-editor of At Water's Edge, a book published by the School of Visual Arts MFA Design Criticism program. I've presented thought leadership on stage and moderated panels on design topics for AIGA, SVA, WeWork, and 3rd Ward in New York City. Notable figures I've interviewed include Yves Béhar, Karim Rashid, George Lois, Bjarke Ingles, Stefan Sagmeister, and Milton Glaser, among others. I've been an adjunct instructor and guest lecturer at various universities.

While this may (or may not) sound accomplished, Life on a Pork Chop will be my first solo book, and it's a big project. Your support and encouragement is much appreciated.

Thank you.

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