It's all about love, love of the human family.
It's all about emotion, the feelings you have when you see the page,
hold the book, glimpse the poster, or land on the website.
It's all about action, the actions you are motivated to take
when the feelings touch your heart and raise your awareness.
It's all about joy, the joy I have felt for the past 50 years serving
clients whose work I deeply believe in.
Please contact me to talk about your website.
Parsons School of Design, Graphic Design, 1967–69, New York City
Carnegie-Mellon University, BFA Graphic Design, 1969–72, Pittsburgh
University of Massachusetts, M.Ed. Educational Media, 1974–76, Massachusetts
1968–2018 Peppergraphics Design Studio and Pepper Oldziey Design
Virginia, Delaware, New York, North Carolina, 50 years.
Website design and development, specializing in responsive websites. I code websites in HTML5 and CSS3. I provide Joomla content management system custom templates.
With a 50 year history of print design as well, I provide the entire range of Graphic design services, conceptual development of communications and educational programs for print and web, design, photography, production of print materials of all types: including logos, corporate identity, books, and print collateral.
I also develop classes for small business owners to assist them with their search engine optimization needs, and ebook development on topics of web design and search engine optimization strategies.
1968 Founded Peppergraphics in New York City and did my first client work as a professional designer.
Additional Career Positions
2012-2018 Web Presence Strategist for the Divers Alert Network, DAN.org.
After designing the primary website, the online magazine website, the onlline store website and other online applications for this company over a three year span of time, I was invited to work for them as a staff member to provide continued website design and strategic development, user interface design, front-end coding, and Search Engine Optimization. It is my joy to now work as an independent web design contractor, at this time, for one of my favorite clients, a company that provides a wonderful safety and medical research service to all scuba divers.
2007–2010 Webmaster and Web Designer, Bahá’í National Center, IT-Dept Wilmette, Illinois, via VPN, remote from North Carolina. Half-time Contractor for IT services, including webmaster html updates for national enterprise website and sub-sites(asp), development of new websites, multi-platform xhtml and css code revisions for sites, front end UI xhtml and CSS development for Ektron CMS and Joomla CMS websites, coding templates and Joomla sites in full.
2000–2002 Rochester Institute of Technology, RIT, Adjunct Faculty, Graphic Design Department, Rochester, New York. Taught upperclass design courses for graphic design majors in studio and computer lab. Courses taught: Imagery in Design, Design for Publication, Typography, Type and Image, Elements of Graphic Design.
1998–2000 Delaware Technical and Community College, Adjunct Faculty, Visual Communications Department, Dover, Delaware. Courses taught: Print Production Processes, Typography, History of Graphic design, Art History, Computer Graphics.
1988–1998 Brilliant Star Magazine, Art Director. Design, Production, Administrative Management of Brilliant Star Magazine, a publication of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States, Evanston, Illinois. Brilliant Star is a bi-monthly international magazine for children 6–12. Produced 60 issues and 7 Special Editions for summer schools. Duties included: design and production of magazine and additional publications, supervision of both editorial and production departments, game and activity invention, administrative management, marketing, sales, budget, vendors and bidding, product development, concept development and staff development.
1974–79 Graphic Designer, University of Massachusetts Publications Office, Amherst, Massachusetts. Design and production of catalogs, corporate identity, posters, brochures, magazines, publishing service for all departments and campus student educational programs. Responsible for bidding and vendors.
1973–1974 Associate Designer, George Tscherny, Inc, New York City. Corporate identity, signage, annual reports, exhibits and displays for national and international corporate accounts: Rockwell International, TexasGulf, Colonial Penn, Air Canada, WR Grace and others.
Software & Training
I did not learn design on the computer, though I was a computer-graphics student at Carnegie back in the early 70s. I worked on the drafting board for 26 years, laying out design on layout pads, marking up type for the typesetter back in the days of metal type, and doing production of camera-ready artwork. I worked with computer-assisted layout and production starting in 1992. I switched over completely to publishing on this electronic tool in 1997.
I have studied Search Engine Optimization for 14 years, coding websites for search engine success from code to page strategy.
Search Engine Optimization Master Certicification
from the North Carolina Search Engine Academy