Back in 2004 a small group of leaders put their heads together and came up with the idea to invent a central office to foster the arts and creativity in Colorado Springs.


I was asked to design the logo and the original website. At the time, I was ashamed to admit it, but I was a fledgling designing with primitive tools such as Macromedia Freehand, Dreamweaver and Fireworks, but somehow I managed.


It was a great honor to have been asked to be a part of a vision that would create structure for lasting change in the Pikes Peak Region. The idea was spawned, and in conjunction with the Downtown Partnership, these ideas were implemented in ways that can be seen in new buildings, improved neighborhoods, and art installations throughout downtown Colorado Springs.


Around the same time, COPPeR also created PeakRadar, a local calendar for art and music events. The logo for Peak Radar has since morphed into something new by another designer, but if you drive over to the COPPeR office in the Plaza of the Rockies, you can see the neon sign made from my logo! ps. If they ever want to release that neon sign into the wild, I have dibs!




I have always said that if the COPPeR organization ever wants to get rid of the Peak Radar neon sign, I would love to have first dibs! That would be a cool piece in my den.