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During my Sophomore year in college (1989/90) I started making a mixtape for someone, however, I never gave it to

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COVID Typography Challange

Today I gave myself a challenge. To raise awareness, I wanted to see if I could represent our C/19situation with

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Photo + Design + Photoshop = Win

Recently I designed a family of coffee pods (K-Cups™) for Cult Coffee Roaster. The turnaround time for filling and printing

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Coffee Label Design – Biscuits Cafe

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Rowan Gets a New Room

My son inherited the under-the-sea room when we bought this house. The previous owner had hand painted this beautiful mural which

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Mission Montessori

My daughter, Willow graduated 8th grade at Mission Montessori last night. Next year is high school. Gone is the small classroom and tight

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Garage to Office Conversion

Day 1: After about five hours of rearranging, I was able to get everything out of the third garage bay and

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Speaking at WordCamp SF

I’m excited to be speaking at WCSF this year. There is a true-myth amongst designers that time tracking or billing

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"The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it's to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they're valued. So it's much more about creating climates."

- Sir Ken Robinson

"The customer rarely buys what the company thinks it sells them. One reason for this is, of course, that nobody pays for a ‘product.’ What is paid for is satisfaction."

- Peter Drucker

Speaking at WordCamp LAX

WordCamp keeps getting better. WCLAX has taken on the challenge of speaking to the growing and diverse interests of those who love

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Why Designer’s Hate Tracking Their Time

It is understandable way designers don’t enjoy tracking their time. Time works against them and several ways. Designers often take

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Speaking at WordCamp Phoenix

This year I had the pleasure of of speaking at WordCamp Phoenix. You Know it’s Good, Cause it’s Blue. How

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Create Meaning

Making stuff is in my DNA. As long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed drawing, building, and crafting. In art

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A beautiful chain of events.

Rowan lost a tooth the day before yesterday. According to Cricket’s tradition, she placed the tooth in a sandwich baggie

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