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Problem solver or pixel pusher

I was taking the train home from work the other day, and ended up sitting next to someone working on their laptop using photoshop. Of course, I couldn’t help myself and had to ask what they were working on. This…

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The struggle is real

I struggle with change. So much so that I wrote my design thesis on it. I read about wabisabi and I see it in myself how I’m not the same person I was a year ago. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. I…

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“If you can design one thing, you can design everything,”

The late great designer Massimo Vignelli said “If you can design one thing, you can design everything.” His work ranged from interior design, environmental design, package design, graphic design, furniture design, and product design. He wasn’t put into a box…

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Aging and The Wabi Sabi Way

How does one resolve our contributions as people in an age of disposability? Nothing seems to be built to last. We buy computers, cars, and phones, knowing that they’ll breakdown and eventually need to be repaired and/or replaced. As a…

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The man behind the curtain

Guilty. I’m completely guilty. For the past few years I have presented concepts to clients that are to finished. Polished. I didn’t let them see the work that went in to coming up with an idea. The sketches. Notes. Doodles…

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Sitting at a desk is not inspiring

I got up early to work, and sitting at my desk, very early this morning, I realized nothing was coming. Which is why in a little bit I’m going to go walk around the Botanic Gardens. I need that shift…

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the value of creative

How many times are we asked what our hourly billing rate is? Or to justify the costs of our work? And how we came to “that number” in a proposal? But there seems to be a number missing. One that…

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