Animals Spell Love is my debut children's book, following my long career in the graphic arts and academia. I've designed type at Linotype in New York and with Matthew Carter in London. I was a protégé of Paul Rand at Yale. My graphic design firm, Design Trust, has created graphics for many major organizations, including the Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University and Parsons School of Design. I've served on the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and have taught in Yale's graduate graphic design program. Most recently, I've been teaching about media at Fairfield University.
I'm a listed author at the Connecticut Center for the Book and the Connecticut State Library. I'm a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
My studio (where I'm creating the companion book for Animals Spell Love) overlooks the Town Green in Guilford, Connecticut.