The above 1984 photo shows me seated at a first-generation phototypesetter from manufacturer Compugraphic.
At the left is a more recent photo.
My self-taught graphic design journey began in 1973. Early designs included rub-on type for the headlines. My very first design was a letterhead containing 12-point rub-on type for the address line. My printer found it nearly impossible to believe I had prepared it by hand. I used a pyrex cake pan as a light table to align the type. Three generations of typesetting equipment followed to enhance my designs. Eventually, I joined the Mac revolution. Fifty years later, I’m still creating designs with Apple products.