Alan Kirker


April 28th, 2021 by

It was the spring of 1998 and my business was thriving. I was doing graphic design for a number of my own public sector clients, including school boards and health care organizations.

From my apartment, this work was done using a Macintosh Centris 650, colour monitor, colour scanner, and  black and white laser printer that I had dropped nearly fifteen thousand dollars on. Like many of my designer friends, work was plentiful for self-starters who had some studio or agency experience, and valuable new software skills. These skills enabled the execution of complex design, illustration, photo-retouching, and layout tasks, now on a computer, instead of artboards and paste-up, and which were disrupting the entire publishing, and print advertising industries at the time.

(to be continued…)


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