In the Spring of 1992 while sailing through the Bahamas, I received a message that I had been offered a position as a Senior Art Director for a division of Foote, Cone and Belding in Bermuda. So, I flew to Bermuda, checked around, accepted the job and went back to the The Bahamas where I sold my boat, Blue Grace, as landing duties were 75% in Bermuda and that was more than I had paid for her... so she ended up staying in Florida while I scooted off to Bermuda.
Most of my time for the next eighteen months would be spent working on the reibranding of The Royal Naval Dockyard, developing the tourism brochures for the Government of Bermuda while working on several other projects, like the Bermuda Triangles Coffee Table book shown above with photographer Ian MacDonald-Smith.
We also did work for The Hamilton Princess and The Southampton Princess, two very impressive hotels.
Bermuda is a small island... and very developed. At the time, $1,300.00 US got me a small one bedroom apartment in Devonshire... and I drove a scooter around.
I was also lucky enough to spend a summer on a small Island in Bermuda Harbour called Gamma and met several good friends who welcomed me into their social circles which led me into the hallowed halls of Tuckers Town, an enclave for the rich and famous, a small community in St. George's Parish. The big news that year was Presidential candidate Ross Perot, who made headlines in 1992 for his involvement in the dynamiting of a live coral reef near his mansion.
Oh yeah... I also created an Ad Campaign for the Premier, Sir John Swan, on his Commission on Competitiveness for which he wrote a personal letter of thanks, which is kind of cool.
And, no surprise, I spent most of my time scuba diving around the Island on my free time off.
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