"I loved it in New York City," he says. "I'm such a big fan of design and I'm always trying to improve my own work, so networking and comparing notes with other designers in the city was one of the main reasons I loved living there. But it felt like a good time to leave. Seven years was a decent stretch.”
Rusty has created and worked on projects for clients such as Ralph Lauren, Rugby by Ralph Lauren, American Eagle, DSW, Princeton University, Cadillac, Levi's, Rem Koolhaas, and several other great brands from the fashion and entertainment industries over the years. He's maintained a busy freelance calendar for over 14 years while also more recently working full-time as a designer at Ralph Lauren for over two years, followed by two years as Senior Web Designer at Hollywood.com/Spill.com/Movietickets.com. He brings all that experience to Bluespark as the Creative Director and UI Designer.
Classically trained in graphic design, Rusty is a self-taught web designer. "It's cool to start a new web project with a clean slate—to be flexible and creative and have fun with it. It's also great to be working with such a talented team of Drupal developers; they take my designs and build really solid, reliable sites that our clients love and can maintain themselves."
As Bluespark’s creative director, Rusty has designed projects for Red Hat, UCLA Library, Orange County Library System, Obermeyer, StickerGiant, and Superior Recreational Products, among many others.
When he's not designing websites, Rusty likes to see concerts and films, try new restaurants and bars, read, run on the beach, and travel. Some of his favorite spots to visit are New Orleans, LA and Salem, MA.