Ages ago, I worked for Tektronix in Beaverton, OR, which was founded in 1946 by C. Howard Vollum and Melvin J. “Jack” Murdock. The company manufactured the first commercial oscilloscopes, based on the oscilloscope Vollum built for his senior thesis at Reed College in Portland, OR.

Tektronix was a breeding ground for many break-through business and people management practices. They encouraged employees to innovate, and helped funded the start of many high-technology companies, which became the foundation of Oregon’s Silicon Forest.

After working at Tektronix for six years, I decided it was time for me to also start my own company. Enthralled with Macintosh computers and what I could creatScribbles_logo.v2e using early design and page lay-out programs like Pagemaker, Freehand, and Illustrator, I started scribbles.

A dear friend, who owned a printing company, helped me secure clients. For several years, I did freelance writing and design, in-between full-time positions.

In 2011, I breathed life back into scribbles, writing a series of articles on branding, marketing from the grocery aisles, and other emerging trends. Check out scribbles.

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