After graduation from San Jose State with a B.S. in industrial design, I went to work for Ford in Detroit as a car stylist, my most notable success being the rear-end of the '69 Mustang. After two years I returned to California to work for Lockheed as an off-road vehicle designer. I spent a year in Stuttgart, Germany, working for Porsche. Returning to the USA, I put in a few more years at Lockheed and in 1974 decided to return to school to study painting. Two years later I left the industry to devote myself to teaching and painting.