Archive | Creativity
20
Aug

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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19
Aug

Sustainable Water Collection

With the talks this year of the drought, I thought I’d share how I am doing my part to conserve water. For the past few years living in the Pacific Northwest, I have been living more sustainable and have been imparting this lifestyle on my family. We have really changed our tune over the past […]

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22
Jul

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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06
Jun
19
May

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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29
Apr

Hand curated music picks of April 2015

Hand curated music picks of April 2015 Year Anniversary of the passing of The Godfather of House Music – Frankie Knuckles. This man is a legend. I’ve seen him play a few times in Chicago and man can he lay in down. His mixes flowed like water, his energy electrifying and damn could he make […]

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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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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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18
Feb

Very fitting quote from Pablo Picasso

  This is something I live my life by.      

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