1977-1980 Cofounder Sonrise Creations Inc. This company designed, printed,
fabricated, and marketed linen wall hangings, bookmarks, stickers, greeting cards and tee
shirts. By the time the company was finally sold in 1980 it was exporting its products all
around the world.
1980 Founded Hot Spots Productions, Hot Spots had two separate divisions the first
was graphic design services which did logo design, identity packages, and photography,
and the second was a recording studio which did jingles and record albums.
1981-1987 Employed by H. H. Cutler Co. (Production art director) At that time, H.
H. Cutler company was the largest privately owned apparel manufacturer in the country.
He helped start a screen printing division in order to pull all of the subcontracted screen
printing "in house". Within four years, H. H. Cutler became one of the five largest screen
printing operations in the country.
Faced with the need to do numerous special perspective effects
for NFL and Baseball athletic designs, Calvin conceived an idea to build a photomechanical device which would quickly do these effects. The result was his
invention and patenting of the WORDBENDER . Calvin subcontracted the manufacturing
and distribution of this device and sold it until later computer programs beat its price
while offering the same effects printed to a laser printer.
1985 Development Director of CAD/CAM (Beta site). In order to cut costs and
increase art production, H. H. Cutler put Calvin in charge of developing an art generation
and color separation software package that would quickly produce large film output.
Working in conjunction with Computer Design Inc. (a local software development
company) a successful program was developed and marketed worldwide by Computer
Design Inc. and is still in use today.
1987 Founded the Digistat Corporation Though the software was now available to
generate vector art, there were major bottle necks in both capturing real world images
into the computer and outputting the final separations and images to film. Calvin again
conceived new hardware products to circumvent these limitations. Digistat Corporation,
which is a hardware / software company, invented and built the COPY/CAD large format
CRT film recorder and the Digistat 1024 and 1024 Color input cameras.
1990 Connection 500 Software Digistat developed and brought to market Connection
500 software for Macintosh and PC computers. Connection 500 was co-marketed by
Digistat and Canon USA. This program enabled PC and MAC users to use the Canon
Color Laser Copier 500 as either a continuous tone 24 bit plain paper printer, or use any
of the Canon's input peripherals as a scanner.
1993 RIPIT Software Digistat developed and brought to market RlPlT software.
Managing the Digistat Corp. which provides computer programming and consulting -
offering expertise on:
Windows And NT Systems configuration
Custom Access and Visual Basic programming
Web Page Design / CGI Programming
Desk Top Publishing
Minolta Computer Design Inc.
University of California (Neurology Dept.)
45 years old, married with seven children and one grandchild. Active in a local church. Hobbies include
Singing, playing keyboard synthesizers, guitar, banjo, and fishing.
Calvin has always been a problem solver, having long-standing contacts with a network of
computer specialists in a variety of fields. Because of his experience and continued
efforts to stay on top of industry trends, he can provide the counsel and assistance that
will give you confidence as you make the important decisions facing you and your