It has been an interesting and constantly evolving creature.
From 1996-2011 my career only had one identity: Illustrator / Graphic Designer.
I worked for just 2 firms.
My first job, I was pretty lucky. Landed it right out of school. Worked there for 8 years.
My second job lasted 7+ years. When I left that job (my last Design position) in 2011, I took some time to explore other fields. Up until that point, Graphic Design was the only job, other than my 6 years of service in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, I had ever known since 1996. Perhaps, I theorized, a little change was needed.
Over the span of 4 years I've worke
Less than 48 hours from now, my son, my best friend and I will be sitting in the theater waiting for "The Dark Knight Rises" to begin. I was lucky enough to be a paid extra in this feature last summer while they were filming in Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA. I may or may not be in a close-up shot of the "shocked crowd" after Bane blows up the football field and wheels some kind of shinny black bomb looking device onto the field. The funny thing is that the reason I got into the shot was because I had to go to the bathroom. The day they filmed this in Heinz Field was really hot (in the movie it's supposed to be winter time and we had to wear win