Taking a little break…

Just thought I’d come by and update my blog. Recently an identity review I’ve written appeared in the September issue of Computer Arts magazine and I’ve noticed a slight uptick in traffic to my website and blog. I’ve recently moved and have been taking a break, but expect to be back in the coming month…

We are as gods…

Built upon the pillars of Art and Science is the now and future “religion” we call Design. Here in the west, where we once lived by faith, we now live on fact. We built our civilization around a narrow set of rules based in obscure beliefs. Once we were bound to the myth of creation….

Dear Steve, great artists never steal.

Without writing a whole mess of words here, I want to reference this page from Quote Investigator. It’s the meat behind this blurb. Once you’ve read it or at least skimmed it, I’d like you to take note of the correlation between todays generation of people and what Steve Jobs has turned that phrase, “Good…

The Power of the Voice

The power of the voice is what can change the landscape of history. It is critically important that people are able to voice their opinions, beliefs and what they know to be fact. It’s equally important that they realize if, when and to what degree they should do so.   With that in mind,

To our new world…

Given our new world we will be living for at least four years, I’d like to share a directed study I did as a student at EWU. It’s not perfect and has some errors in the copy. But it’s message is less about socialism (the subject of it’s theme) and more about the narrative of…

Art has always navigated the frontier and, in preparation for an unknown future, has preemptively acclimated us to change. 

A quick thought on logo/ID design

First, I have a few longer posts coming in the coming weeks. One will tackle a recent identity that Brand New has covered (which can be found here: Primary (new ID)) and one post will be about Tailor Brands, the web based company that allows you to make a logo in minutes(!). I’ll also do one…

Art in brief

I’ve been trying to succinctly phrase what art is. Sure, people can say art is everything and anything. They’re not wrong. But I’m not sure it helps the non-artist (the real non-artist) to really grasp art. I think, and correct me in the comments if you think I’m wrong, that art is widely seen as being…

As designers, it’s easy to find an aesthetically pleasing solution. I know I’m guilty of it. … But more important than finding something that wows is knowing how to make a solution and how to turn that into a wow while keeping it true to the design. This is why constantly coming back to the fundamentals,…

Graphic Designers as Communicators: Part 1

(WARNING: This post has pictures) I thought I’d share a painting I recently finished. It’s not going to win any awards. It’s a study that’s translated to art. But, in a sense, it’s what this series, “Graphic Designers as Communicators” will be about. The painting is the fourth in a series called Biome. Biome is an ongoing examination of…