about m.e.

I’ve been a professional artist since 1976 (see my résumé here). In that time, I’ve spent over 80,000 hours creating everything from 3D animation and motion graphics to corporate collateral to welded-metal sculpture. Currently, I’m employed as a senior designer and illustrator with CGI Inc., a Canadian-based multinational information technology consulting and systems integration company (GIB NYSE).

Over the years I’ve worked as a designer and/or illustrator for many businesses, including; IT and business consulting corporations, computer hardware and software manufacturers, a corporate relocation company, ad agencies, an airport consulting/engineering company, retail manufacturers and distributors, the Department of Defense, a technical publication company, print shops, screen printers, design shops, and a sculpture studio (my fav).

Why Artrider?
That’s very simple – I’ve been an artist and avid motorcyclist for 45-plus years, and I first started using that nickname (after my friend Don started calling me that) in the early 1990’s as it is perfectly descriptive of who I am.

m.e. with my completed marble sculpture “Animas” – 2006. See more photos and info here.

Additionally, and most importantly, I’ve created hundreds of various fine art projects in a wide variety of mediums, including; pencil, color pencil, oil paints and pastels, charcoal, watercolors, pen and ink, acrylics, welded and cast metals, wire, found objects, post-it notes, money, insects, alabaster, marble, spray paint, airbrush, cut-paper, photography, and an assortment of computer software (auto-cad, adobe illustrator, photoshop, cinema 4D, and many others).

If you’re interested, I’ve put together an overview of my art. It’s especially useful as a coaster on coffee tables!

Got a question about brand design, custom graphics, fine art, etc.? Need design or graphics support? Wanna’ go for a ride or discuss music? Send me a message here, or call (my phone number can be found on my Google maps listing here – please leave a message if I don’t answer).

See my portfolio here, or better yet, buy my book, “For the Love of Art” through Amazon here.

Featured projects

Photography

Photography for me is a hobby, art form and design tool, all at the same time. Oddly enough, I was a Photoshop pro for several years before digital photography was common – which made the transition from analog a total no-brainer. Back then, it was referred to as a digital darkroom.

Infographics

Infographics are my favorite type of design project. Complex or simple, infographics are excellent tools for explaining complex subjects in an easily understandable manner. Click on the image at right to see all the examples.

3D animations – 2000-2007

These are looping video gifs of the interior of a Seagate Barracuda disc drive. I created them in Cinema 4D while working in the Global Product Marketing group at the primary R&D facility of Seagate Technology in Longmont, Colorado. These animations were used in trade show exhibits, and a wide variety of sales presentations.

Illustration – 1993

Working with one of the largest ad agencies in the Denver, Colorado area, I created this illustration for the 18th Annual First Interstate Bank Cup in Winter Park, Colorado. It was used in a variety of advertising and marketing materials, including; a brochure, a variety of ads, and 500 signed and numbered posters. The original was later sold in a silent auction at the event for $4,000.

See the official record at the Colorado Snowsports Museum Hall of Fame.

Poster illustration link