About Plaid Oak

Life is plaid.

Varied and Interwoven.  Patterned and Orderly.  Inspiring and Enduring. 


Graphic Designer | Product Designer

I design stuff for those who, like me, love wildlife and the great outdoors. For the campers and the glampers, the travelers, hikers, kayakers, adventurers, and animal lovers.

Our family of six has camped and traveled a lot. We’ve camped in a 40′ MCI tour bus, in a vintage Airstream, in tents and in tiny cabins. With the Land Rover always on hand to take us into the wilderness, and back out again— in rugged comfort.

Plaid Oak Outfitters is a reflection of our family adventures with travel, life, camping, overland & wildlife designs.

With decades of graphic design, website design, and illustration experience, I’m happy to be able to use that experience in designing new products here. I’ll be adding new products consistently, so wander back often!


Plaid Oak Outfitters is a reflection of how one person views

the varied threads of this interwoven fabric called life.

Latest Blog Posts

One Acorn

One Acorn

The dogwoods bloomed white-hot that spring. Your great grandmother Katie found a kitten, suffocating and sick, tied up in a paper bag in a ditch running…

Life is Better Outside

Life is Better Outside

Nature is one of the greatest sources given to us, for solace and inspiration. By simply being in nature and the beautiful outdoors, we become…

“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.”
―Frank Lloyd Wright
“Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
―Albert Einstein
“He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.”
“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”
―Robert Louis Stevenson
“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.”
―Jimmy Carter