Calgary-based designer (aka splorp) who created typefaces at Image Club Graphics, Adobe Studios, EyeWire, and Getty Images, while maintaining the storefronts of some of these places. He designed East Bloc Open (a Cyrillic simulation font), Mini Pics Classic (Image Club), Mini Pics Snowflakes (1997, ICG), Narrowband Prime, Schmutz Cleaned (ICG, 1996), Badloc (plus Bevel, Compression), Boca Raton (and Solid), Carver, Broadband, East Bloc Closed, Mini Pics ASL Alphabet, Mini Pics International, New Geneva Nine (and Nine Point), Schmutz Clogged, Schmutz Corroded, and Mini Pics Directional (AA, DA, RA, RT, SA, ST). He was also a type marketer at ICG, Adobe Studios, EyeWire, Getty Images, and most recently, Veer. He is a founding member of Veer. Alternate URL. Splorp.com is his blog. He describes hiw own life path as follows:
-  Every weekday afternoon, I would check out of my day job as a high school instructional assistant and head off to work a 4:00 pm to midnight shift, digitizing typefaces for a young, snappy company called Image Club Graphics. Image Club was founded the year the Macintosh was released and grew up alongside the "desktop publishing revolution" thing. Now I was building type into the night in a room full of brand new Mac II boxes.
-  A group of friends and I started talking about a project we'd like to tackle. It was code named "Groundhog", with an obvious nod to the Bill Murray flick. Our idea was to focus on the gap that formed in the creative industry after Getty Images finally shuttered operations of EyeWire here in Calgary, and then left the carcass out to dry and shrivel for months on end. Groundhog became Veer.
-  This Friday will be my last day at Veer. He left Veer, and seems to head off into retirement, but that will be hard to believe.
- And I was right: In 2009, he set up Typostrophe. He also is a contributing editor at Typedia.
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