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September 17, 2013

Malcontent: Learning from Sunnyvale

A primary idea in the work of philosopher Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) is the distinction between environment and anti-environment.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Professional Development

September 16, 2013

Playing with Color: Not quite 50 shades of gray: the grayscale collage assignment

Imagine a white wall covered with collages composed of black, white and gray shapes, the smell of rubber cement, the taste of coffee, a mixture of fluorescent and daylight.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Layouts, Professional Development

September 3, 2013

Undercover: Perhaps breakfast should have waited longer...

Unassailable news sources, the Huffington Post and my wife Alex, both think Prince's new cover is brilliant.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Packaging, Product Design, Professional Development

August 29, 2013

Logophiles: Tracy Sabin

Like many artists of Sabin's generation, Disney animation was the initial focus for developing drawing skills from a young age.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Professional Development, Type

August 26, 2013

Sister Raye: Would You Please Get Out of my Van Halen T-shirt Before You Jinx the Band and They Break Up

With just a few weeks left to my summer, I'm reflecting back on what I accomplished.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Packaging, Product Design, Professional Development, Random

August 20, 2013

Creatively Curious: Design Time

Ever since I was a little kid and would think about the topic of time, I would make a visual connection between it and the days of the week in my mind.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Managing Design, Professional Development, Studio Secrets

July 30, 2013

Sketchology: Who's your Mentor?

Mentors are a lot like sketches.

Topics: Topics: Design Reference, Professional Development, Profiles, Random

July 24, 2013

Poster of the Week: Creative Allies: At What Cost?

An old conversation reared its ugly head this past week.

Topics: Topics: Color, Handmade, Professional Development, Profiles