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Speaking @ HOW Interactive Design Conference

Monday, 08.29.11 at 11:29 pm
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This Fall the design forces behind HOW Magazine are unleashing the first-ever HOW Interactive Design Conference in San Francisco November 2–4. This new event is designed for creatives who are looking to boost their interactive design chops. Maybe you’re a designer who’s dabbled in web design but want to deepen your knowledge of CSS and […]

Illustration, Inspiration, SVA & Bluecanvas

Monday, 08.15.11 at 5:36 pm
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The MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at School of Visual Arts was recently featured in Bluecanvas Magazine. As part of the collaboration, I was asked to be part of an informal (and documented) conversation about storytelling, illustration and the graduate program itself. (Vimeo link)

Speaking in Virginia Beach June 23rd (Updated)

Wednesday, 06.22.11 at 10:06 pm
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Virginians! I will be speaking this Thursday at AIGA Hampton Roads in Virginia Beach, VA. I will be presenting on “Web Design for Non Web Design People”, my ongoing quest to demystify the complexity of web design and provide some real-world direction as to what designers should be doing and learning to increase their comfort […]

A World Without Photoshop

Friday, 09.10.10 at 4:58 pm
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Last week we set forth upon the internets (YouTube) a fun little short film/project envisioning what the daily life of a creative team might be like if Photoshop had never been invented. The project started off the exact same way the video does: with somebody, as designers or photographers frequently do, asking: “Can you imagine […]

Digital Storybook Apps For iOS

Thursday, 09.09.10 at 10:59 pm
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I kicked off the start of the fall teaching semester a little differently this morning. When it comes to drawing, writing and telling stories, there are few places more humbling & inspiring than SVA’s Illustration as Visual Essay Graduate program. This year, in addition to the Digital Portfolio class with the 1st year students, I […]

Web Development Client Litmus Test

Friday, 06.25.10 at 2:32 pm
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We take great comfort in the fact that our core competency is design, user experience and front end development. This is not to say that we could not also build large scale web applications – it’s just not advantageous for us to offer this part of the process as a service. Most of the pain […]

Unearth the Work: What Is Lupus?

Tuesday, 06.22.10 at 9:53 am
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Ideally, nobody should ever have to hear sentences like: “Lupus is chronic, inflammatory disease that affects the immune system.” Yet roughly 1.5 million people in the United States, including an estimated 10,000 children have unfortunately had to confront the challenge of dealing with having Lupus. To better help the world to understand this collection of […]

Speaking at Type Directors Club December 10th

Wednesday, 12.09.09 at 2:34 pm
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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 […]

Chopping Block Saved the Date

Monday, 11.16.09 at 10:04 am
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Chopping Block first worked with Phish back around the late 90′s on a number of projects including (but not limited to) Farmhouse, Trampled by the Lamb, The It Festival, Phish 2.0 and later Phish 3.0. Depending on the nature of the project, Phish has always leaned heavily toward the absurd and often messing with conceptual […]

Baking the Block

Tuesday, 09.15.09 at 3:52 pm
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Today is my 1-year anniversary at the Block.  It’s also dangerously close to a few Block birthdays.  In celebration of these monumentus events, I decided to bake a cake that (kind of) looks like our logo.  Also it incorporates our odd love of oranges and it’s sitting on a wood cutting board so we get the wood […]