AIGA SB 2013 Recap


No big thing here, except to link over to the AIGA SB website where I did a recap of our chapter’s 2013 events and happenings during my second year on the board as Communications Director. It’s been a blast and should continue to be in 2014 too!

Suburban Bizarre, Part 1: Personal Pop Music History 1976-1995


So when I said I’d begin the “Suburban Bizarre” series “tomorrow” I apparently meant “over a month later,” but really, who cares? Obviously I’m less interested in writing about all this stuff ever since I actually finished the full image for “Personal Pop Music History,” but that’s only a detail from it above. See, I

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I Write Things that Other People Publish


The Bass Player’s Theory of Design: parallels between the art of music and the art of design, at the User Experience Brainstorm blog: …many of the techniques I learned as an amateur musician have translated, almost perfectly intact, to my career as a designer and developer: staying inspired, overcoming blocks, creative compromise, dealing with criticism,

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Hometown Tourist, Ventucky Edition

Yep, that’s right—despite happily calling Ventura home for the last nine years, I have yet to do these nine quintessentially Ventura things: Hike up to Two Trees. I’m not much of a hiker anyway, though. Play some rounds at Golf n’ Stuff. Can’t remember the last time I played mini-golf, actually. See a play at the Rubicon Theatre. I’ve

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Photos of Other People and My Book

My “practice novel” The Weapon of Young Gods is just about a year old (self-published July 2, 2012), so here’s some Instagram pics by the irrepressible Jennie Jacobs that inflated my ego at the time: 1) Joya Thomas, clearly anticipating an epic read, at the Cliff House Inn, Ventura, and 2) Kyle Phillips, obviously profoundly

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Honey White Live Album Reissue Cover Mockups

They say “never design with black,” but I say “it’s Friday night after a long week, and this is still America, damn it.” But yeah, if I could do the Honey White live album cover designs all over again, I’d probably go a lot simpler, with less freaky Photoshop filter silliness. Live and learn, I

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“Christmas 1994”


First and last attempt to write a Christmas song lyric. Definitely a limited audience for this little toss-off. I also remember getting my hand crushed by Alexis Bonnell’s boyfriend, but maybe that was a different night.