The Redhare Story
By late 1995, I had my first client and was off and running as a Web designer. I got a business license and DBA'd as Red Hare Graphics in 1997. Shortly after leaving Sound Source, and a subsequent period of travelling, I went to work at Disney Online. I started as an integrator on the most popular entertainment Web site on the Internet. And the 'Net was exploding at that time into a real social force. I was right in the middle of the birth of a whole new world. After a very short time as a code guy, I was promoted to Producer and oversaw the team that developed some global elements, Home page, Search pages and the Apple QuickTime Movie Channel for Disney. It was a great experience working with such amazingly talented people, and took that knowlege and continued to grow my own Web business.
In 2001, I was hired to create and head up an art department for the upstart online research library called Questia. After helping to develop their pre-launch marketing materials and helping design the user interface, I quickly realized that I was not interested in corporate politics and my heart was in building Web sites for small businesses, fellow musicians and artists. I am, at the center, an artist - not an executive. So I left working for other people in 2002 and have never looked back.
In 2003, I founded Artist Alliance, a Web-based community for musical and visual artists to share and sell their work online. In 2006, I joined forces with a music journalist to create an online music magazine called "Bluerailroad". Along with dozens of other sites big and small, this period was spent playing more live music than ever before, while my web business continued to grow.
In 2007, I left L.A. aboard my 32' sailboat, and re-located to Astoria, Oregon. For the next 2 years, Redhare became much more than just a Web design company. The Redhare Astoria was a fine art gallery and world-class music venue. In its relatively too-short run, the Redhare presented 200 shows and made an indelible mark on the Pacific Northwest music scene. The Redhare Gallery sadly closed in 2009, but I continued to growing my Web design, graphics and consulting services. In 2015, I married my sweetheart Mary, and moved to Hammond, Oregon, and with her, founded a homeless advocacy non-profit called Riverfolk, which we operated until 2022.
Meanwhile, Redhare continues to grow and serve clients all over the country, and I love what I do! Get in touch with me and see if I can help you with your branding and marketing needs.