Have yourself a chilly little Christmas

Posted by on Dec 1, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Have yourself a chilly little Christmas

Happy Holidays, everybody! For many years we have carried the tradition of featuring our cats in our Christmas cards. Sadly, our little buddies have passed, so even though they are not the main characters of this year’s Christmas card, I wanted to honor them by celebrating their memories. Here is a round-up of our favorite […]

Hot Air And The Blowfish: a new addition to SHOP-SMC!

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Hot Air And The Blowfish: a new addition to SHOP-SMC!

We can all be full of hot air or be on pins and needles sometimes but that does not mean we can’t find common ground with one another. In fact, we would all be surprised by how much we have in common, and that is worth celebrating big time with a simple high five or […]

Thanks Failure

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Creative Process | No Comments
Thanks Failure

I have failed many many times. But looking back, those have been some of the best times for growth in my life. Society has placed on us that failure is bad and that we are weak if we fail. That is nonsense, and we as a society, need to change that thinking. If you look […]

The 3D Behind the 3D

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The 3D Behind the 3D

What is so fascinating about 3D is how convincingly real it looks. What is even more fascinating is the behind the scenes process and how it’s made. It took me a while to get my head around it, and I am still baffled every day on how I make it bend to my will. So […]

Back to TV Commercials

Posted by on Aug 1, 2019 in Creative Process | No Comments
Back to TV Commercials

BACK to the days of creating TV commercials. I think the last time I worked on a TV Spot we were all still getting over the effects of Y2K. Yeah, it’s been a while. And the last boss I had developing TV was David Morris. The CD at UPROAR. Fitting that the making of this […]

Stumpy and Burney – Shop SMC Graphic Design

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019 in Design | No Comments
Stumpy and Burney – Shop SMC Graphic Design

Knock knock Stumpy! Your new pal Burney is here and ready to ignite this summer! Check out the merchandise at SHOP-SMC.com and enLIGHTEN your office, home, or mobile device. Stumpy and Burney will show you why opening your heart to unique friendships is a rip-roarin’ good time. Stump-Bump little buddy! You’ll find many different products […]

Award: AIGA Go Fish Card

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in News | No Comments
Award: AIGA Go Fish Card

I remember playing the Go Fish card game as a kid. It was one of the few times you got to sit at the adult’s table or was it the adults sitting at the kiddie table? Either way, playing that game was the starting block for learning strategic warfare and against your parents none the […]

Award: Published LogoLounge Vol. 11

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Award: Published LogoLounge Vol. 11

I am honored to be recognized three years running as a top graphic designer for contributions to the world of corporate brand identity with the release of LogoLounge 11, in stores May 20! Nearly 35,000 logos were submitted for this edition of LogoLounge, making this one of their largest competitions yet. Out of those, the […]

A KISS Email Will Do

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
A KISS Email Will Do

If you read my previous post in which I explain the reasons why I pick up the phone to chat to my clients about their projects, you may be under the impression that I am not a big fan of email. Even though I believe some situations require us to pick up the phone and […]

To phone, or not to phone: that is the question

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Creative Process | No Comments
To phone, or not to phone: that is the question

I get emails all the time that ask, “Hey, how much do you charge for a logo?” I say “let’s talk” and then I hear crickets. I also get feedback from clients that read along the lines of “Hey, I like this, but can we rearrange the bottom section and then rotate the image a […]