Archive | Creativity
06
Apr

Sneek peek at custom pop-top Beer coaster table

Here are a few sneak peeks of a Beer Coaster Pop-up Table I’m working on. It started as I was sanding table we had that the kids had colored on with markers. I sanded the table top for what seamed like 30 mins and the marker stains were not coming out as the wood has […]

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02
Apr

Indoor Hot Pepper Planter Box

DIY Hot Pepper Window Box. Last year, in Portland, I attempted to grow hot pepper and they were beautiful. The only problem was that they didn’t have ANY heat to them at all. I actually gave one to my daughter…   Lesson learned, I did some more research this time and learned that to grow […]

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10
Mar

VISUAL DESIGN IN A DIGITAL WORLD

Feeling very inspired after a AIGA panel discussion at Google Seattle. Being behind Googles doors kinda made me felt like a kid in a candy store. It’s a place for innovation, rule breaking and passionate people doing Epic Shit, which are 3 things I stand for. The conversation at the event surrounded the question of […]

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09
Mar

The natural high from creativity…

Seeing your project come to fruition is a great feeling. Early in my career as a print designer, I loved watching stuff come off the printer. It was like I was creating life in some weird way. You start with an idea in your head, than a scribble on a piece of paper and as […]

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06
Mar

FROM AT-ATS TO IPHONES: EARLY SKETCHES OF 10 ICONIC OBJECTS

OUR MOST ICONIC products don’t spring fully formed from their designers’ minds. Even Jony Ive had to attack the iPhone more than once (a lot more than once). But the earliest drawings of some now-classic designs help show the process their creators went through to make something recognizable and definitive. COCA-COLA BOTTLE, PENCIL DRAWING, 1915 […]

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03
Mar

Kelley brothers a major force behind growth of design thinking

I am a big fan of IDEO so I thought I’d share this. Tom Kelley, of IDEO, is pleased to see design central to the creative process The past decade or so has seen the inexorable rise of design thinking as a guiding tenet in the business landscape, with the processes used by designers increasingly […]

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18
Feb

Very fitting quote from Pablo Picasso

  This is something I live my life by.      

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14
Feb

Beware of the exercise (office chair) ball

Imagine sitting on this and BAMMMO!   That is exactly what happened to me today at work today.                                                   I was sitting on my fancy exercise ball as I do everyday […]

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04
Feb

Hand curated music

Hand curated music picks of January 2015

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23
Dec

Top music picks for Dec

FIRST AND FOREMOST. RIP JOE COCKER. A TRUELY PASSIONATE ARTIST, THAT GAME ME GOOSEBUMPS WHEN I WATCHED HIM PERFORM. ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE…   Top music picks for December             J    

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