I live in Boston. I am married to Nichola Collins. Until I took late retirement in January 2018, I worked for MyFonts, a web site that helps font designers sell their fonts to a large and varied number of customers. Over the years, I have been thrilled to hear from font designers who have been able to quit their day jobs and make a good, sometimes great, living doing what thy love: designing fonts.
Although I started as an electrical engineer, I was seduced by computers soon after graduating. Hard to believe now, but that was a time when London University considered one computer to be sufficient to handle the computing needs of all of the colleges within the entire university. I count myself fortunate to have a career that coincided with the computer revolution.
Much of my working life has been spent in various aspects of the typographic world; a relatively small community of amazingly talented people who use both halves of their brain to solve technical and artistic problems.
Some of my current interests are: