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Work Highlights

Someone once asked me for three pieces of work. The question was brilliant in simplicity.

Highlight…

  • a piece of work that pertains to your career.
  • a piece of work that highlights you personally.
  • a piece of work of which you are particularly proud.
During a Solar System Ambassador call in 2005 for Sun/Earth Day, I conceived this idea using imagery from the IKONOS satellite. I created the web feature using Flash ActionScript, assembled the imagery and wrote the content. The feature was extremely popular (and continued to be so) that year. The site was featured on the NASA website for a time as well as garnering an Adobe Site of the Day award.
Note: You will need a PC to view this feature. It was written in Flash Actionscript. Support from Apple on the Mac ended a couple of years ago and I am in the process of updateing for cross-platform viewing in HTML5/CSS. If you can play a SWF, you can view the page.

Ancient Observatories

During a Solar System Ambassador call in 2005 for Sun/Earth Day, I conceived this idea using imagery from the IKONOS satellite. I created the web feature using Flash ActionScript, assembled the imagery and wrote the content. The feature was extremely popular (and continued to be so) that year. The site was featured on the NASA website for a time as well as garnering an Adobe Site of the Day award. Note: You will need a PC to view this feature. It was written in Flash Actionscript. Support from Apple on the Mac ended a couple of years ago and I am in the process of updateing for cross-platform viewing in HTML5/CSS. If you can play a SWF, you can view the page.
My son called me a philosopher of stars after creating this particular piece of space art. I've always loved astronomy and space art is the epitomy of our explorations. Art shows a Universe full of imagination and possibility; what-ifs. I'm drawn to create this way. Saturn Beach is a fairly complex photo-illustration in Photoshop using my own images and  imagery from Hubble Space Telescope and the spacecraft Cassini currently orbiting Saturn.

Saturn Beach

My son called me a philosopher of stars after creating this particular piece of space art. I’ve always loved astronomy and space art is the epitomy of our explorations. Art shows a Universe full of imagination and possibility; what-ifs. I’m drawn to create this way. Saturn Beach is a fairly complex photo-illustration in Photoshop using my own images and imagery from Hubble Space Telescope and the spacecraft Cassini currently orbiting Saturn.

Hubble Star Cards

Hubble Star Cards provide teachers and students a fun and exciting way to explore the universe using imagery from the orbiting telescope. The images on the cards motivate and engage students to read while developing strategies in learning about objects in space. The cards won a Hubble Gold Star award from NASA and IGES for innovative use of Hubble imagery in informal science education as well as an Independent Book Publishing Award (IPPY) in children’s interactive. Game cards include 60 cards divided into general sections of planets, planetary nebulae, supernova remnants, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. The cards include an image, a basic description, a key to the type of object, location in the sky, constellation, and distance from Earth.

Other Work

Dive into my larger body of work including web design and development, writing, digital art, photography and graphic design

From WordPress plugins, web mapping, JavaScript and PHP, I build web applications users love to explore

Web Development

From WordPress plugins, web mapping, JavaScript and PHP, I build web applications users love to explore
Creating fantastic places and landscapes based on concepts from astronomy, space science and physics.

Digital Art

Creating fantastic places and landscapes based on concepts from astronomy, space science and physics.
My work runs the gamut of logos, ad creation, magazine design, web design and specialized graphics

Graphic Design

My work runs the gamut of logos, ad creation, magazine design, web design and specialized graphics
I'm an award-winning science writer. You can find my articles in local publications as well as Universe Today, Astronomy, Final Frontier, Air

Writing

I’m an award-winning science writer. You can find my articles in local publications as well as Universe Today, Astronomy, Final Frontier, Air & Space/Smithsonian and more.
Characterized by strong visuals, I bring imagination to projects creating websites viewers love to explore

Web Design

Characterized by strong visuals, I bring imagination to projects creating websites viewers love to explore
Photography is a strong passion centering on big night skies, wide landscapes and macro photography.

Photography

Photography is a strong passion centering on big night skies, wide landscapes and macro photography.