Work. Play. Ideas

Instructional Design

Work with eCampus

I’ve spent the past 19 years working at eCampus, University of Alaska Fairbanks. During this time I’ve also taught CITS F221 Web Graphics & Multimedia. Below are linked some articles I’ve written while working there.

Graphic Design

A Portfolio of Work

I started graphic design work in the late 90s when I worked for the US Army. Since then I’ve freelanced and worked as an in-house designer for organizations.

Metalwork & Sculpture

Fine Art and Metalsmithing

Metalwork is my antidote to moving bits and bytes and pixels around all day. Applying heat and force to move and shape metal is my happy place. I create this work under the name Far North Dry Goods Studio.


Grainless Granola (High Octane)

Recently, I’ve tried to shift the percentages of fat/protein/carbs I consume day-to-day so that my fat intake is about 60% of total calories. Conventional granola really doesn’t fit into a…

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Hacking a Jeweler’s Bench

Over the past month I’ve been working on setting up my own little jeweler’s bench in my little home studio. After researching “real” jeweler’s benches, I came to the conclusion…

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The Chairs We See in Movies

While watching Avengers: Age of Ultron this past weekend, I noticed one of the chairs on the bridge of the SHIELD Helecarrier was an Eames Aluminum Group Management chair. While…

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