• Amazing Timelapse Video

    Landscapes: Volume Two from Dustin Farrell.
    An amazing collection of timelapse landscapes from Arizona and Utah, if your computer and connection allow it watch this in fullscreen.

    Found on Gizmodo.

  • What’s your favorite color?

    Paula Scher answers the question 'What is your favorite color?'
    I use to have a favorite color. It was purple.
    And then my favorite colored changed, and it was green, then blue, then back to green, a brief stint in red, so on and so forth.

    At one point during college when I was actually meeting better known designers from time to time I thought it would be fun to collect their favorite colors. By which I mean I planned to ask them when I met them what their favorite color was. I thought it was a simple enough exercise, never intending to be anything more than a brief return to younger days when things were simple and you had a favorite color. So when a few friends and I took a 500 mile road trip to visit Chicago and attend a small design conference in Dekalb I took the opportunity to ask Paula Scher what her favorite color was, and was somewhat frustrated with her answer.

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  • DING!

    Business First - On The Move, September 26, 2011.I was in Business First today as part of their ‘On The Move’ section, for getting promoted to Senior Designer at work. I haven’t been able to get my hands on a physical copy of the paper yet, but it’s still kind of cool to be in there; even if I know it was set up, so to speak. I was part of the promotion process, in that I was informed beforehand at least, and it led me to looking at design job titles — which are decidedly limited in their scope.

    From what I can tell, the basic progression is thus:
    Junior Designer  > Designer  > Senior Designer  > Art Director  > Chief Design Officer  > Partner/Principal

    Maybe I’m misinformed on the standards in other fields but that really doesn’t seem like much to me. There’s not much room for incremental growth. You could put Intern at the beginning if you want, throw in Production Artist somewhere, put Creative Director either with or somewhere around Art Director, but CDO is not something I’ve ever come across in actual conversation (though maybe that’s more indicative of my professional networking than the field itself). You can also choose titles much more specialized in an area of your choice such as Interactive Designer, Graphic Designer, or Web Designer.

    Maybe I’m completely naive for wanting something more incremental (I blame video games for conditioning me to expect immediate leveling up), and I’m not sure what you would even call a position between Designer and Senior Designer, so it’s probably good that one has to be in a single title for several years through numerous challenges before they get a new title. Truly pay your dues and familiarize yourself as much as possible with the tasks at hand before you achieve that next rank. Because I’m still relatively new to the industry compared to a lot of people and I know I don’t have the experience to be a good Director of anything yet. Right now I’m just happy to have leveled to Senior Designer, even if it makes me sound a little geriatric.

     

  • Get Creative

    Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared from This Is It.
    This is one of the more creatively creepy (creepily creative?) things I have found lately. Thanks Drawn.

    Now let’s all agree to never be creative again…

  • Do You ‘Like’ Me?

    Check Click yes or no.

     

    I consider myself to be fairly adept at the social aspects of the Internet — or what we will call social media. I built my first website in the now defunct Geocities to share my interests with friends (and potential random strangers). I used IRC to <enter chat rooms>  and talk to people.[1] I shared more of my personal world on Livejournal, MySpace, FacebookTwitter, and was in the Google+ beta. I partially began my digital artistic skills by customizing 2D avatars for the Palace, and later entered the 3D world of Second Life to see what that was all about (spoiler: generally not worth your time). I check in with Foursquare, and Gowalla (I stopped using Loopt). I watch videos through YouTube and Vimeo; listen to music on Pandora and Spotify (I’m on the beta waiting list for Google Music). Suffice it to say, I live in a digital world and have been here for quite some time.

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  • ‘Support’ can mean many different things

    I like to do good deeds.

    I may not always be the best at it — I might tell the guy on the corner I don’t have any change before I take the time to actually check, and I don’t volunteer for community services nearly as much as I arguably should, but we don’t always have to be the absolute best at something to make a difference.

    This February, my colleagues and I will be participating in Bowl for Kids Sake 2011 which helps support Big Brothers Big Sisters: whose mission is “to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.”

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  • Dance Tonight

    Flowchart of Dance Tonight, by Paul McCartney

    Flowchart depicted the lyrics of Dance Tonight by Paul McCartney from the album Memory Almost Full
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  • Plane Crashes into Peritus Office

    Date: April 27
    Time: 21:00
    Location: 200 South Fifth Street, Louisville Kentucky 40202 read more