Howard is a creative thinker and visual storyteller. With lifelong failed attempts to paint competently, he now sticks to digital comforts in graphic and layout design, multimedia production and exhibition curation. He’s quite good at these things, depending on who you ask.
Also, a lifelong tinker-er of photography, Howard has put in enough hours to fancy himself a professional photographer. His photo subjects have include dozens of happy couples on their wedding day, children, dogs, and dignitaries such as Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, comedian extraordinaire Christopher Schmidt, and New Orlean’s famed Sally the Book Lady.
His previous experience include: business manager/writer/photographer at ThirdCoast Digest (now Urban Milwaukee), architectural designer/preservation-restoration consultant at Bungaloo Preservation and Design, architectural researcher at City of Milwaukee’s Historic Preservation Commission.
Howard has been active in nonprofits and community organizations for over a decade. He served in leadership roles at Historic Milwaukee, Inc., Milwaukee Forum, Ex Fabula, and is currently on the board of Charles Allis/Villa Terrace. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from UWM and worked in historic preservation and restoration for many years before following the path of media and marketing.
He’s lived in various places throughout his youth, including Atlanta, Houston; Taipei, Taiwan; and Alexander City, AL. This has been the longest he’s ever lived anywhere and he’s proud to call Milwaukee home. In the summer, he enjoys riding the Oak Leaf Trail, going to festivals, Brewers games and photographing uniquely Milwaukee cityscapes.