There are more than 27 million businesses in the United States. About a thousand are huge conglomerates seeking to increase profits. Another several thousand are small or medium-size companies seeking their big score. A vast majority, however, are what economists call lifestyle businesses. They are owned by people whose goal is to do what they like and to cover their nut. These surviving proprietors hadn’t merely been lucky. They loved their businesses so much that they found a way to hold on to them, even if it meant making bad business decisions. It’s a remarkable accomplishment in its own right.
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I am an ethnographer, illustrator, publisher, graphic designer and educator. I am interested in telling stories with pictures.
I have just written, illustrated and published "What the Hell is Your Problem?" A Kit for Uptight White People.
If you click on the kit in the links section, you can check it out!
I lectured for six years at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. I also have a graduate Diploma in Education, and a Masters in Cross Disciplinary Design.
I have taught Communication Design at private colleges, and set up the inaugural Communication Design Program for the Box Hill Institute in Kuwait. Most of my past professional design work has involved designing identities for grass roots organisations, such as community health centres, and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
I am interested in the developing role of Design as an agent for positive social change, around which I centred my final masters project, by designing a "kit for uptight white people", to raise civil engagement.