Although I consider myself primarily a designer, I also bring the skills of a writer, editor, and illustrator to my work. For many years I was a principal in the New York design firm Ross Culbert & Lavery, where I developed a love for great design and typography – and a loathing for soulless corporate buzzwords like paradigm shift, disruptor, and frictionless.

 

I've created consumer and business-to-business communications for publishers, museums, banks, legal and accounting firms, non-profits, media companies, and entrepreneurs. Since 2011 I've worked as a freelance design consultant to an equally eclectic array of clients.

My approach to every  project is to listen carefully to the client's objectives and find the best, most thoughtful, and cost-effective route to get them there. It's really that simple.

 

After living in and around New York City for far too long, I now reside 90 minutes north of it in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley. My office looks out onto an apple orchard on one side and the Catskill Mountains on the other. I hope some day to have a riding mower.

 

When I’m not wearing my graphic designer's hat, I'm a painter. My fine art can be viewed at budlaveryart.com.

 

SOME OF THE MANY CLIENTS I'VE HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO WORK WITH OVER THE YEARS

Allen Ross Architecture

American Express

American Museum of Natural History

Apprise Media

Arts Society of Kingston

AT&T

Ballard Spahr

Banque Paribas

Benedict Realty Group

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP

Binder & Schwartz

Blue Moon Licensing

Brock Law Offices

Bushell Sovak Ozer & Kane, LLC

Center for Talent Innovation

Charlotte Beyer

Chassman Associates

Chesterwood

Cinecom

Citibank

Condon O’Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP

Crown City Ringers

Darby & Darby PC

Deloitte

Dipper Delights

Direct Marketing Association

Elixir Spring House

Epiq

Equitas Realty

Finanalytica

Fine Line Features

Fitzpatrick Cella

Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

Garden City Group

Garrison Institute

General Foods

GeoHealth

Gunk Haus

Hudson Valley Timebank

Insite Risk Management

Institute for Private Investors

Jackson Lewis

John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Kaye Scholer LLP

Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

Kestrel Insurance

Kirkland & Ellis

Kirsch & Niehaus

Labaton Sucharow

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Lupus Research Institute
 

Lynne Friedman Art

Master Terrazzo

MetLife

MMIT

O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins

Pasadena Arts Foundation

Port Marine Electronics

Protile

Redwood Analytics

Rosenberg & Estis

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Scholastic, Inc.

Seaver Interactive

Sentinel Data Centers

The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture

Sirius Satellite Radio

Société Générale

Square Leaf Landscape Design

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Teacher Created Materials Publishing

3 Round Stones

Tiger Bay Advisors, LLC

Torys LLP

United Media

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild

Youth Bands of LA

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