Lauren Martin wrote an article titled “The Most Brutally Honest Reasons You Should Never Have Kids“. While I agree that parenthood isn’t for everyone, as a parent, I see major holes in her reasoning. For me, her arguments fall short for two reasons: 1 – She employs the “Why try if [...]
Last month, Code.org finished up their Hour of Code campaign that ran during Computer Science Education Week (12/9-12/15 http://csedweek.org/). The campaign urged young students to spend a little time learning code and included tutorials by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.
But what about adults? I work with a lot of clients who shy away [...]
Today is my last day as Director of Creative at Visual Goodness. And I thank the ownership profusely. I’ve succeeded because of them. In 7 years, here’s a very truncated list of brands I’ve done work for: Toyota, Puma, Lexus, American Express, Bank of America, Walmart, Nike, Air Force, Canon, The NFL, Wynn [...]
My background is in design. I’m an Interactive Creative Director who has augmented his skills with front-end development, photography and writing.
First, a Note on Developing Taste
There’s a great quote [...]
Last year, I started documenting weekly conversations with one of my young art directors. She was an extremely talented artist on the verge of being a great creative lead. She sought guidance on how to lead. Advice for Young Art Directors is what came out of those conversations. For the sake of these posts, we’ll [...]
Every so often I answer questions on Quora.com and re-publish my answers here. This question was originally published at http://www.quora.com/Information-Design/What-comes-after-the-Information-Society
In the same way the information age has built up on the age before it, the next age will build upon this one. In fact, I think we’ve already begun the transition to the next phase [...]
ADC Startup is designed to inspire the creative community. To spark the next generation of million dollar ideas. And to connect ADC members with the proper resources to become the builders of tomorrow. Below is my notes from the January 10, 2013 presentation.
EMCEE: Cindy Gallop
Fear paralyzes Working for [...]
Twice in the past week friends have mentioned the idea of avoiding “the trap of trying to make things perfect.” It makes sense in a way: perfection is an unattainable state—particularly for creative people. So, in order to avoid never completing anything, you should set appropriate intermediate objectives that lead in the direction of [...]
Today at 12p and 1p ET respectively, the Indianapolis Colts and Apple Inc. will each hold press events. Each announcement centers around pop culture icons: Peyton Manning and the iPad HD.
It’s moments like this when I step back and look at human interaction with technology. If you’re a digital professional, you should observe these huge and closely-timed [...]
I went to see a sneak preview of Cars 2 last Saturday. I can definitively say I was disappointed. Now, that’s not to say that it won’t make millions of dollars. But here’s the problem: It’s the first film Pixar has made that’s plot-driven instead of character-driven.
The visuals are simply amazing. The [...]
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