Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Loved handmaking books when I was a child.
Was the highschool year book editor and discovered graphic design.
Went to art college to study visual communications.
Graduated and worked in a boring design "day job" for a few months.
Set out on my own to start a freelance design business.
Opened a gallery and shop celebrating design and began to create my own products.
Launched UPPERCASE magazine and found my niche.
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Career

Publisher / editor / designer

I create magazines and books inspired by art, design and craft.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Design
Being Creative

Day to Day

Reviewing potential content for the magazine, corresponding with contributors and press, managing employees and business systems, exploring new ideas for projects, designing and implementing ideas into books and magazines.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

An education at a reputable graphic design college is a good start to the path of a career in publishing.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"You have good grades so you should be in sciences or education. You should go to University because you have good grades and that is what is expected."