Visual Arts

Graphic designer Phil Normand finds success in an evolving industry

You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town.

"The thing is, I don't usually hang my work in coffee shops," says graphic designer Phil Normand. He doesn't like being labeled, and it's no wonder. Normand, who started out doing puppet theater in 1970s, has done it all; he's been a cartoonist, artist, painter and designer. And when it comes to graphic design, he's seen it all, too. From drawing ink cartoons for Hanna-Barbera Studios to launching a web design firm, Normand's key to success has always been to evolve with the cathartic ease of a cuttlefish.

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