Fate or Luck or Both
I am a traveler, curious about the world, constantly learning and creating.
My design career has spanned from in-house design departments at national retailers to marketing and advertising agencies. I created J. Paul Design to be able to focus on the part of design that appeals to me most: working with small businesses and helping them grow. Professional design has an immediate and noticeable impact at this level, and it’s a great feeling to be part of your success.
I absolutely love the creative process - it’s the best part of what I do everyday and I've been doing it for years. When I’m not designing, illustrating or painting, you’ll find me hiking a trail, researching the next dive spot or cooking up a new recipe with my wife, Angela. Formerly based in St. Petersburg, Florida, we are now located in the mile high city of Denver, Colorado.
Life is a journey, and it wasn’t immediately obvious to me to become a designer. Before I travelled this path, I started out by joining the Army at age 17 as an Interrogator and German linguist. After four years of service, I was lured by the call of the sea and tried my hand as a Commercial Diver. I dove in nuclear reactor cooling tanks in Quad Cities and spent time in Alaska harvesting sea cucumbers under the aurora borealis. Then one day, it was time to head south. I left my fate to a coin toss. Heads, I drive to Texas to work on the oil rigs, or tails I go to art school.
Thus, as fate or luck would have it, began my journey down the road to J. Paul Design.