Whether accidentally or on purpose, you have found your way to the website for PlanetRise Creative, online home for my endeavors in graphic art, both for leisure and freelance contract.
What else am I about? I sing in the car, I read less than I would like to, and for 40 hours a week I’m a security officer. A few times a year I am approached by an individual, sometimes a local non-profit, for some graphic design work. I’ve made website headers, podcast cover images, social media avatars, promotional posters, flyers, bookmarks, and several book covers, as well as performing editing and interior layout for those books, with the occasional custom photo manipulation here and there. When I’m not working on commissioned projects, I’m monkeying around with personal photoshop projects, like genre tv/movie mashups, fake paperback covers for reboots and continuations I’d like to see, posters, wallpapers, mobile device backgrounds, and so on and so on. Every now and then, when schedules line up, I also do some podcasting. Multiple attempts at regularly recording a show on my own have proven to be folly, so these days I make guest appearances on other peoples’ podcasts, primarily on the Cosmic Potato Podcast Network (link available in sidebar.) Through podcasting I have made several friends in various states, even other countries, and even had a few brushes with fame, like the times I appeared on shows with New York Times Bestselling Authors and luminary Star Trek writers Michael Jan Friedman and David Mack, the day I interviewed Armin Shimerman, who played Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and when I cohosted an interview with Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe Executive Producer/Writer Joe Mallozzi.