Sunday, May 17, 2015

I rode by this scene on my new/handed down bike yesterday after wandering aimlessly around Bedstuy and Bushwick. A baseball league gather to play a few games every weekend a block away from my crib. This had been the 5th or 6th community gathering I had ridden past in the past hour. It is quite an amazing feat to gather a crowd of people of all colors and all ages to participate in a single act in the spirit of having fun and enjoying a saturday. Where no one is watching, where personalities are embraced and loved. 

I stopped in my tracks and as I saw the coincidental team colors matching the local bodega signage and tried my best to capture this moment. As I lifted my camera I heard chatter behind me about my spectating action. Which I can see where the inclination arises, due to the borough being the excessive subject of gentrification. However, there is something beautiful here, something worth capturing and sharing and if we don't show this side of Brooklyn to the ones who care nothing they will win. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

NYC is rich with design and it is displayed proudly. Paul Rand is a name that most every graphic designer is familiar with. With a broad range of work throughout his career this exhibition displays the highlights and organizes them in a fluid order from his first days as Art director to the design legend we know him as. 


Friday, March 27, 2015

Thanks to my good friend Hiroaki Yamane (@mnmly) I stumbled upon a book from Nendo jp
Where designer Oki Sato and the team at Nendo steady has me wishing upon interiors and furniture that Ikea will never be able to provide for my new apartment. 

Nendo (英語) ハードカバー – 2008/8/1




Sunday, February 1, 2015

Jan 1.5 / Jan 2015 has been the day I've been working toward since I began my career as a graphic designer. This city will be the foundation for the next edition of me.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The journey to San Francisco is a wondrous one... filled with ancient trees and toxic rivers. I could get use to this coast. This is my documentation of PDX and everything in between SFO. view more here and here and here


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I had the opportunity to return to SCAD - Atlanta and share some words with some of the people who influenced my career the most. Its encouraging to know that some one I look up to also looks up to me. I was also given a chance to speak with future designers coming from the same foundation I was given. My thoughts...

My passion for design and curiosity for whats next are the only things keep me going in this industry. There will be many many encounters with clients, even AD's and CD's who are burnt out or just trying to execute a project to get paid and get it out the door. Staying curious is inspiring it helps you learn about yourself, the world and will make you a better designer... Ultimately a better person. Your passions and curiosity don't have to remain design centric, in fact its better if they aren't. For example and extensive love for travel can help flood the mind with new perspectives which can change the way you design or where you design. It keeps me thirsty for whats out there. When I quit you know where people thought I was doomed. It was a great job, everyone left at 5 and enjoyed their weekends. Perks were awesome summer fridays, thirsty thursdays, paid travel... It was so.... comfortable. I wasn't ready to be comfortable. I want a laundry list of accomplishments and different experiences. I want my resume to be extensive and surprising. Comfortable is nice and now I know what to look forward to later in my career. But there is too much out there to not go after some of it. I encourage all of you to stay sharp and be curious. The world needs more experienced and open people. And designers should be at the helm.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Finally I was able to add this project. In collaboration with Julie K. Thomas we created the branding and look for her latest fashion collection. You can see the more here.

During the course of four months we created a look and feel for the collection and applied it to collateral. Including: two lookbooks a hand bound to tell the story of the garments, and a magazine style lookbook to showcase the collection in a juried event. Photography by Brittany Wages

We also worked with cinematographer Samuel Laubscher to create an online experience to share these garments to peers. which most of you have already seen.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Over the past several months I have been working with an extremely talented fashion designer to develop branding for her first collection designed for her senior year in SCAD-Atlanta's fashion program.

Julie K. Thomas is a designer based out of Atlanta Georgia and her collection deals with several forms of tension, constraint and ultimately breaking free. Check out the web experience here
Stay tuned to see the rest of this project documented. 

Photo/Video by Samuel Laubscher


Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Today I make all my professors happy." Working in a digital agency presents all kinds of opportunities to sketch and illustrate... so much in fact that I went to sharpen a pencil and found, what I call, a toy. Luckily I found a book with intensely detailed notes on how to professionally and artfully sharpen ones tool.

It is refreshing to work on something that allows me to exercise my sketching and drawing muscles. Allows for a much more successful end product as well as a visual explanation to oneself as well as your audience.


Monday, February 24, 2014

I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of La Petite Mort from one of the ladies over at @commonrituals (instagram). This is the first ideation of the publication, and it focuses on things that excite designers and storytellers. Its title is a french expression of an orgasm "The Little Death" an intense moment of passion, as we designers and storytellers are more often than not experiencing in some form during our creation process. A nice new little find, from the creatives over at @wearesubrosa

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