Recent Work: Despite the economy, wars, and assorted human foolishness, the birds are singing, the sky is a dusty blue and life goes on with all of its wonderful surprises. One of my pleasant surprises has been to work on some enjoyable print assignments these last couple of months.

Covers for the Bay Arts Alliance focus on music, dance and the visual arts.

Prior to my focusing on interactive design, I worked in print for many years with some truly talented colleagues. Recently, while updating my web site and honing my pro- gramming skills, and in between writing a couple of very challenging pieces of music (resulting in many a sleepless night), I’ve produced some new magazine design.

Covers for Spring Time Tallahassee and the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

It was fun, the clients were happy, and I re-experienced the joy of print design. Rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated! A magazine redesign for the Bay Arts Alliance in Florida, and publications for the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Tallahassee Spring Festival resulted in these covers and spreads.


Everything about everything
and more. I’ve read this book
many times and it gets better


Even if you’re not a musician, these interviews with composers discussing their creative process
is so well written that I had a
hard time putting this book down.

DAVID BYRNE & BRIAN ENO’s new effort is their first together since the seminal “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts”. Great music.

IGOR STRAVINSKY is, in my opinion, the greatest artist of the 20th Century. This is a superb boxed set.

Links of note, some useful, some just for fun:

Robert Raines is that rare creative individual – one who can adapt to new technologies, platforms and media. A publication designer at the start, he has widened his scope, successfully, to books and the Web. Most recently he has received international acclaim as a classical composer. Somehow, he has kept fresh his print and online skills. There are few designers with his multi-media perspective, and certainly none who are better to work with.
– Roger Black
Renowned Art Director and former colleague at Rolling Stone,
The New York Times, Newsweek and The Interactive Bureau