Category Archives: Thinking

Facilitating a Design Stakeholder Interview

The topic might be immersion, it may be a customer interview, or facilitating a group workshop session. Having done literally hundreds of these over the course of my career I’ve carved out a framework for this that I think works very well. Break the ice Ask a seemingly off topic question serves no other purpose […]

Some random shots

Some random shots over the course of the last year, as I said, more personal work needs to go here. The first is some ad-hoc shooting for a floral gig my wife did last fall. I thought this shot in particular spoke to the event’s creative parameters and embodied the mood of her work very […]

Why Pursue a Career at a Digital Agency?

That was exactly the question posed to me when I was asked to contribute to the recently released Get a Job Workshop. Creative Careers; How to Find your Way to a Creative Career in Advertising, Branding, Collateral, Digital, Experimental and More. I don’t really think of myself as a very active writer, as evinced by […]

On the Passing of Hillman Curtis

Hillman Curtis and what he meant to me. I was incredibly saddened last week to receive an email from a friend of mine letting me know that Hillman passed away on April 18, 2012. I hadn’t spoken to Hillman for a few years, so news of his passing came as a shock to me. During […]

Continuing my Content Development

It’s been a little less than a month since I rolled out the new version on WordPress. Still very very happy. I’ve been mostly focusing on updating my neglected content. I swear I will never let myself get this behind on posting work again, this process is awful, but well worth it. The site is […]

New Site, Moved from Textpattern to WordPress

I’ll make this quick, I’ve been at this a while and I’m tired as shit right now. As you can tell, I redesigned the site, I took the opportunity to replatform from Textpattern to WordPress. I loved Textpattern when I started using it, and it served me really well. There’s a part of me that […]

Why the Facebook Like Button Shouldn’t Match

It’s pretty rare that it happens but every so often a situation comes along where it’s to a clients advantage to throw the brand standards book out the window.

I’ve been involved in a store launch over the past few weeks with a very brand conscious client, so much so that they’ve gone through at least two brand agencies with top flight client lists.

I’ve Joined Gorilla Chicago

I am pleased to announce I’ve decided to join Gorilla Chicago as part of their design team. It’s been fun getting back into the consulting end of things, and I’ll continue to do some gigs on a limited basis, but working with the team at Gorilla over the past seven weeks has proven to me it’s a great fit.

Android Phones Will Spark Wireless Wars

O.K. If you want to go on pure market share, the “Crackberry” people will tell me to go screw. But until recently, the iPhone was really the only viable platform for delivering a great mobile computing experience. All points about lack of Flash support aside, it was really the only thing going. I’ve always maintained that Blackberry is a total disaster – and after trying to help a family member figure out how to use their Tour it’s no better. The Blackberry OS is utterly unusable. Unless something big happens, the Blackberry’s days are numbered.