Greetings and happy somewhat belated new year. 2017 is in the books, and books are what I’ve got to share with you today. While I didn’t quite reach last year’s volume of reading, I do have good stuff to recommend.Continue reading
I am a believer in building a diverse skillset in life, and part of that process is consistent self-education. 2016 was a crazy, busy year, but I still managed to carve out time to feed my brain and soul through books (mostly at the expense of zombie and football tv time).
It was worth it.
Let me repeat that for emphasis: Every moment spent away from the TV (or game console) and in front of these books was worth it.
So I’d like to share my past year’s reading list and encourage a little bit more reading in the world as we move into 2017.Continue reading
If you follow me on social media, you’ll notice I tend to do a lot of geometric and pattern designs. Most aren’t conceptual, just abstract expressions of form. I’ll keep doing those designs, but I’ve expanded into art pieces with more narrative elements in them, starting with this piece.Continue reading
I probably like Disney more as an adult than I did as a child. I only went to Disneyworld once as a kid—I think I was around 13. Recently, I’ve been making more trips to Florida to take a break from real world problems and embrace that inner kid.
Disneyworld is a great place to to that. It’s also a great place to go if you are a user experience designer. I can’t think of many places where they have put as much thought, energy and money into creating a purposeful and controlled user experience as on a Disney property. Creating memorable, fun and safe experiences is in their DNA as a company.Continue reading
Our borders are no longer absolute barriers. Our culture is constantly changing. Countries are evolving at a rapidly increasing pace due to economic change and demographic change—which then turns into cultural change.
Recently, a thought had occurred to me: How important is country?Continue reading