I served for 35 years as vice president of design for WGBH, a major supplier of programs and web content for PBS, and a wonderful place to be a designer. My staff and I were responsible for the visual personality of WGBH, as expressed through its on-air titles, credits and animation, classroom materials and interactive media. During this time, the huge variety of new media coming on line made it a fascinating environment to work in. If you are a PBS viewer you may recognize my work in the opening title sequences of “Masterpiece Theatre” and “Antiques Roadshow” and the WGBH animated on-air signature, which is used at the end of every program produced by the Boston station. During the last 5 years of my time at WGBH, I helped to plan and design a whole new headquarters and studio complex in Brighton which you can see along the Mass Pike heading into Boston.
After receiving my BA in History from Princeton University in 1963, I enrolled in a three-year graduate program in Graphic Design at Yale. I earned my MFA in 1966 and the same year began teaching in the graduate and undergraduate programs at Yale, an affiliation I still maintains regularly as Senior Critic, with a focus on motion design. In 2002 I was honored with the AIGA medal for a lifetime of contributions to the practice and teaching of design.
Since retiring from WGBH in 2008, I am continuing to teach, critique and lecture at various schools, and am more seriously pursuing a long personal interest in painting.