I'll have a short stack of comics, a platter of jazz, and a steaming cup of noir, please.

Self-portrait: October 2022

Hi, I'm Forrest, a.k.a. Fo: a creative director/copywriter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For the past few years, I've been leading marketing creative at Evernote, helping millions of people discover the liberating power of organization and note-taking.

I've also worked in various parts of the publishing industry, spent two decades as a jazz broadcaster and occasional music journalist, written a novel and some short stories, and exhibited my street photography in galleries across the U.S.

I'm passionate about anything that combines brains, a bold vision, and an authentic heart in a way that changes the world—or our perceptions of it. But I also love comics, pulp, noir, and kitsch. My creative muse and I meet in marble museums and dark alleyways, spaceships and saloons, absorbing from everywhere and helping others find their way.

When I'm not staring at a computer screen, you can usually find me kicking back at home with Thelonious Monk in my ears, a Doctor Strange comic in my hands, and a cat or two sleeping nearby.

More trivia:

  • Oxford comma? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.
  • Movie I could watch endlessly: The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • Favorite dinosaur: Triceratops!
  • Favorite LotR character: Sam / Gandalf (tie)
  • Favorite emoji: ☕️ / 💥 / 🧐
  • Favorite sumo wrestler: Takakeisho

Thanks for visiting. Be well and be kind.


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