Last week I presented at the HOW Design Conference Denver, CO. Our objective for HOW was to present well-formed technique, design solutions and inspiration to designers looking to work online. The challenge at hand being to convince a packed room of talented yet overstimulated pro’s that the web is not as complicated/different as they are […]
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A few weeks back, we helped our good friends at shipwire.com to redesign their shipping and product fulfillment blog. It’s great to see it up and running. The team is doing a fantastic job keeping the posts knowledgeable and fresh. It is increasingly becoming a fantastic resource for growing your online business. It is also […]
Tom and I will be speaking at the Type Directors Club, this Thursday (December 10th @ 6pm). It’s shaping up to be a pretty amusing, if not enlightening stack of stories & work. Don’t tell us if you are going to be there; nothing freaks me out more than knowing some faces within the faceless […]
For years now, we have been using and teaching a slightly more powerful approach to digitally coloring scanned sketches/drawings/artwork (art) in Adobe Photoshop. The de-facto technique for coloring scanned art in Photoshop is to switch the document color mode to ‘RGB Color,’ set the blending mode of the layer containing your artwork to ‘Multiply’, and […]
Ever wish you could master everything related to digital photography? There is a place for that. This week, the graduating class of the MPS Digital Photography department at the School of Visual Arts will be exhibiting their work in NYC. I am grateful for the opportunity to be involved in the program, and I am […]
We will not be posting about Adobe’s announcement that Flash Professional CS5 will allow developers to build applications for iPhone and iPod touch, instead we are supporting CreativePro’s even more awesome post. See how I did that.
In light of the recent news, Tom’s (@wanderingspace) triumphant return from vacation and the greatest lunar announcement of all time. We made him a quick little website present: themoonhasfuckingwateronit.com.
Fall is here and you know what that means, back to school time. This fall, Tim and I will both be teaching at School of Visual Arts. Tim will be teaching Basic and Advanced Flash Weekend workshop classes and I (Matthew) will be teaching an Advanced Flash Independent Project Actionscript class. The Independent projects class […]
I met Bill Gates once… and I didn’t ask him the one question I wanted to. The newly introduced “Bing” logotype (and Armin’s post about it at underconsideration.com) is yet another reminder that I dropped the ball. With the amount of money and time spent building and branding their updated search experience, bing.com, how can […]
A few years back the studio designed and developed the HTML and Flash Web Photo Galleries (WPG) that shipped within Adobe Photoshop CS2, CS3 and are optionally available for CS4. Despite the development constraints of the older WPG export engine, the galleries did (and still do) get a fair amount of use. I still see […]