Over the past 25 years, he's produced thousands of illustrations, cartoons, greeting cards, posters, book covers, logo designs, and articles for a myriad of publishers, advertising agencies, national magazines, books, design firms, city agencies, and … well, you get the idea.
Topics he's covered in feature magazine articles include art, architecture, nature, beer, baseball umpires, classic cars, model sailing, crossword puzzles, and Grover Cleveland. His photographs accompanied the articles.
In addition to writing crosswords for The New York Times, he's also created over 1,000 puzzles for People magazine as well as others for the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, People, Sports Illustrated, MAD, National Wildlife Foundation, Crayola, Scholastic, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, the World Puzzle Championship, and many, many others. Two of his crosswords and an interview were included in the 2006 documentary Wordplay.
He works quickly, is invariably pleasant to deal with and has never once been late with a job.
In his spare time he’s a bicycle road racer and writes animated screenplays (not yet coming to a theater near you). He’s married, with one brilliant and beautiful daughter.
As well as many advertising agencies, design firms, and national organizations