Is It Time for a New Agency?

Here we are in February already. Wait, what?! February. Geesh. Well, while this may be starting off like a blog congratulating you on successfully getting through a dry January or, on the flip side of the coin, encouraging you to get back on that exercise regimen you undoubtedly fell off of a couple of weeks…

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Sorry But… Who Cares About A Logo?

I’ve said it before…but I really may be kicked off the island for this one. Designers sure love their logos. For many it’s the ultimate gig and clients pay dearly for the service. But nowadays is it really worth the investment? Don’t worry, I’ll explain more…I think there are times when the answer to that…

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Is The Magic Gone From Branding?

The word branding is everywhere these days. It has become a buzz word present in most business conversations. And it seems like there’s actually a fair amount of understanding behind the term. People have been educated and understand that the logo is absolutely a huge part of a brand, but it’s nothing more than a figure head with an entire…

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Should A Designer Have A Style?

I always prided myself in being able to emulate almost any style. I worked with Guy Fieri for years, and that was well outside my natural design aesthetic. I’ve created digital paintings in the style of Jasper Johns for a wine label. I’m constantly given examples of the style that my clients would like to use as…

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Take The Time To Grok

In 1996 Steve Jobs in an interview by Wired magazine said: “Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it “looks”. But of course if you dig deeper, it’s really how it “works”. The design of the Mac wasn’t what it looked like, although that was part of it. To design something really well, you…

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Inspiration Point

Recently I was talking with my Dad about work. He asked if being busy stressed me out. I responded, “It’s hard to get too worked up…it’s not like we’re doing heart surgery here.” My Dad is a retired Cardiologist. That said, I find that people are intrigued by the process of what I do. Where…

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I’ve Started Drawing Pictures Again

It really is how I got into graphic design. I used to draw constantly. I would draw my hand, draw my friends…come up with new cartoon characters. I even took a cartooning class with my left hand when I broke my right arm skateboarding. But as my career has progressed, my drawing has dwindled. That’s…

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