"The 2002 Love Stamp was the first stamp I was fortunate enough to design for the United States Postal Service. I was hired by Ethel Kessler, one of the four art directors for the Postal Service, who reported to recently-retired Terry McCaffrey, director of stamp design services. During 40 years with the Postal Service, McCaffrey oversaw the design and production of more than half of the 2,500 stamps the USPS ever issued, and has been called the 'creative soul' of the United States Postal Service. Stamps are a designer's dream, they are immaculate pieces of miniature art which delightfully document our country's history, and I would say most of the stamps any of us are familiar with were directed by Terry during his tenure. I'm truly honored to have gotten to know him and to design a few stamps during his watch."