• ITP Camp 2017

    Day 1 Getting ready for my first day at ITP. About to head out to be in the space, but starting things out with doing the Safety workshop. Surprisingly, now that I have a woodshop, I feel like I am interested in making some cool furniture. Let’s see where today takes me. Day 2 The

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  • Casting the Line

    Tapping into your creativity is like sending a fishing line out to the sea. I’ve noticed that when I start to brainstorm, I lose focus of my surroundings, everything starts to blur out, and is probably what we have come to call a “day dream”. I’ve started to equate it with the idea of disconnecting

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  • Process Berlin: Part 2

    Spending one month in Berlin is possibly one of the best things I have ever done. It was a much needed time of reflection and life realignment as my career had arrived to a very dangerous point, being bored… When boredom strikes, it becomes very difficult to produce anything decent, or anything at all without resentment.

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  • Process Berlin: Part 1

    A few months ago, I felt like I had reached a dangerous position with my work. Though I have reached a level that I have become confident of my skills as a interactive designer, the projects I had been taking on had the feeling of becoming repetitive and unchallenging. That is when I decided that

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  • Takeaways 2014

    As the end of another year approaches, I always find it refreshing to clear out the closet and review the lessons I’ve learned. It is also a great moment to thank the all of the people I’ve worked with. For my first full year of real deal freelancing, I have have had many successes and failures, and

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  • Keep Track

    When we are moving fast to reach our goals, we sometimes lose track of where we started. Having this starting point in view gives us a better sense of our progress. Choices made could have required huge effort in the moment, but in retrospect may easily be overlooked. Through writing we are able to keep

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  • Go Autopilot

    Everyone is most likely familiar with the much quoted Woody Allen saying “80% of life is showing up“. I notice that this saying becomes more true at every stage of my life. I am reminded of it in all of the moments where I experience a mental resistance to new experiences. For example, every two

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  • 5 Ways to Be More Creative

    I cannot count the number of times that I have heard creativity is something you either have or something you don’t. Let me end the great debate by telling you now that creativity IS something you can learn. Below are a few key techniques that will jump start your creative life . You won’t regret

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  • What I’ve Learned About Web Typography

    The craft of typography may have been stripped from initial the iterations of the web, but new technologies and brave explorations in web typography have lead to rapid development in the field. The State of Web Typography We are still neck deep in the days of horrible web typography. 80% of the websites I visit

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  • Are You Copying … Enough?

    Lately, I’ve been coming across articles and discussions on the issue of copying. It’s surprising to hear that many of them hold a somewhat traditional point of view when it comes to the idea of copying work. For me, I felt much of my artistic career has been learning how to copy more, and after

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