Here’s a very brief bio. My first in SF was with the Guild, Bascom, and Bonfigli Agency in the early 50’s. I had a short stint at Honig-Cooper and finally Y&R with some brief freelance work in between. I then moved to Santa Rosa to a partnership where I developed the Clover cow “Clo” and shortly after opened my own adv. agency “Bill Nellor Advertising”. Sebastiani Vineyards and Maherajah Water Skis were a couple of my other early accounts.
After ten years I sold my agency. My wife and I moved to Maui where I designed items for the tourist’s trade and exhibited in art galleries on Honolulu and Maui. About ten years later we returned to Santa Rosa to be near our relatives, which included a new great-grandson.
The computer has been a very fascinating tool for me that came later in my life after I had retired from the graphic field. I constantly regret that it wasn’t available then. But, as we all know, it can be a love-hate situation at times. That could also be just me, not being that proficient in handling the monster. I’m still looking for items that have disappeared into thin air. I supposedly have my computer protected by McAfee, but things still happen that they’re totally unaware of. My wonderful mother-in-law used to say very emphatically…“just forget it!” That, to me, was great advice. If I can only overcome the anger, and just forget it.
Presently I donate a cartoon series called the “Eco Kid” to the Northern California Sierra Club bimonthly bulletin.
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I’ve attached a few copies of what I’ve been doing recently. It involves a system I developed of making prints of flowers from our community garden area. I use my older HP scanner to make the copies. I’ve made a cardboard box, which fits over the copy area and painted the inside black. I suspend the flowers with black threads from the top. It produces a black background, which I prefer over the gray if I had painted it white and a different effect than if I had used a camera. Some of the flowers are really beautiful when you examine the close-up.