|Bio||I studied at Boston University undergrad followed by the Museum School in Boston, Masachusetts. About a year after graduating, I started a design firm which evolved into co:lab. The last phase of that evolution occurred 3 years ago when we formalized our intention to focus our work on social profit organizations and corporations working toward enriching communities and leading the charge for the greater good. All in all, I’ve been running this business for just shy of 25 years now. I work with a small crew that I consider design and community-building samurai. We’ve won a bunch of awards— over 200 in the past 3 years alone. Most of that work was for non-profit organizations, which makes us particularly honored. The award that has been the most significant to me was the Youth Service Leadership Award I received with my lead design director, Troy Monroe, for the work we did for the city of Middletown, Connecticut. It was given not so much for design or even results generation, but for inspiring optimism, maturity and a sense of self-respect in kids who had lost a hold of the rudder.
I’m the president of AIGA Connecticut, the development director of Compass Youth Collaborative, a founding member of designislove.com, and a co-founder of Giv2, a teen service program through the U.C.C. I live in a moss house in West Hartford, Connecticut with my wife and 5 sons (well… technically 4 sons in the house as one is off to college). This probably explains why so much of my work is about youth, service and love.|