Designing consistency: Impact on agencies and their customers

A long time ago in a galaxy where I still currently reside, I was a marketing & product designer for several multimedia agencies focused on building marketing websites for small businesses. The platform of choice for these small businesses? You guessed it: WordPress. Most of us know WordPress as an open source platform that’s fairly…

Staying focused by shifting focus.

As designers, we have a single task. Finding a solution to a problem. No matter what discipline of design we work in, the premise is always the same. A problem exists and we need a remedy. But the thing is—problems are sometimes hard… really hard. Depending on the scope of the issue, finding the answer often…

Creating a Photograph vs. Taking a Photograph

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” 
— Elliott Erwitt Who this post is for Aspiring photographers or anyone who wants to learn how…

Famous quotes without attribution

I love quotes. I love quotes because they’re often short phrases I can use to help both myself and others make sense of certain situations. They can help others know that what they’re thinking about or experiencing is often something that others have experiences in the past. We aren’t alone in out plights, and you…

Connected with Everything.

“…If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.” – Alan Watts

Hiking Joffre Lakes in British Columbia

As a native New Englander, I’ve spent a decent amount of time in the mountains of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Western Massachusetts. I’ve been hiking and camping since I was just a small kid. Of course, the Appalachian Mountain Range isn’t the tallest or most extreme in the world, but they’re still amazing and I…

Experience the Warmth

I’d like to close my eyes, go numb But there’s a cold wind coming from The top of the highest high rise today It’s not a breeze ‘cuz it blows hard Yes and it wants me to discard The humanity I know, watched the warmth blow away So don’t let the world bring you down…

Open Source is the new Sacred Geometry

Wait… what’s Sacred Geometry? This is not an article about religion. My favorite definition of Sacred Geometry by Randall Carlson Essentially, in the universe, we can see most everything is constructed from the same mathematical principles and patterns. From atoms that form together to create human cells, snowflakes, honeybee nests (hexagon), and the nautilus shell (logarithmic…

Ready for Anything: An Everyday Carry Exploration

Late last week, whilst looking for some new gear to make my everyday life easier, I happened to come across a site called Everyday Carry. This site allows users to post items they carry with them everyday. While I’ve seen people post articles here and there online, I’ve never seen an entire site dedicated entirely…