A Graduate of the University of Michigan, I've been designing since 1986, with my website being my best portfolio

Israeli Defense Forces reservist

Getting Paid, when they are not paying

Anybody who has been in business and especially freelancers soon or later runs into someone who will not pay for services rendered. Usually us freelancers are on the “bottom” of the list when the money gets tight and the company has to decide whom to pay. As a graphic/website designer my work is easily transferrable…

Our Israeli Police

This is just a short story of how we see our own policeman here in Israel. All over the world the Police are the most obvious symbol of govt authority and if not respected at least feared. Its a little different here in Israel, perhaps because many of us have been that  symbol of authority…

IDF combat soldier

Mixing Personal and Business In Israel

I’ve been told by my American friends and family that one keeps ones personal life outside from ones business, meaning one simply doesn’t mention whats happening in ones personal life while “conducting business.”. It always seemed a bit cold to me, since what happens with ones family does in fact affect our “business…”   It…

hottest female soldier in the IDF

Meeting My Daughter in the IDF

It was 2009, my daughter, had started her army service and I knew the beginning was going to be difficult. She was raised as a princess (I plead guilty) and was to get the shock of her life. Though we taken camping trips before, canoed in Northern Canada, spent time in the mountains of Northern…

Where to Secure the Laptop?

When laptops finally came out, a lot of pressure was taken off of me. I could now just stay in touch with my clients while in the reserves, and in fact continue to do the work. The pace would be slowed down but at least the flow will not have stopped and for those graphic…

Mobile Scrolling vs Desktop Clicking

This post is for those who actually use their websites for commercial reasons, what I do. And since I design those very websites I thought that perhaps its time for a short interesting lesson  on the differences between the mobile and desktop (laptop).   To begin with, on mobile our preference is to scroll, its…

Marketing via the IDF Reserves

I had a client in New York for a quite a few years (until they were bought out). The company was Jewish owned and many of the employees were also Jewish. They actually looked to work with an Israeli graphic design company and found me on Google. We spoke on the phone several times, and…