As Ray racked up clients like City Lights Bookstore and Bill Graham Presents, his business grew, and his work was everywhere. "Initially, I was willing to sacrifice high pay for creative freedom," he says. "But as I became more well known, there were more restrictions on my work." As his clients became more prestigious, he found that he was working with more marketing firms, and the demands were getting more specific. In 1997, Ray started doing package designs for David Bowie. It was exhausting — and exhilarating. "I kind of figured that was my pinnacle in the music world," he says.This piece: "Opaliane"