Archive for the ‘Designer’ Category

how yahoo can save itself

Drinking bleach would be better

Monday, August 6th, 2012
Or "How Yahoo can save itself"

NOTE 1: I’ve been working on this topic, on and off, since Carol Bartz was let go in 2011. Now that Marissa Mayer is CEO, I figured it’s was time to complete my writing.

NOTE 2: Despite what you may have heard, don’t drink bleach.

I like Yahoo.
Simply put, I believe that the company and its products and services, are very valuable to the web. However I’m not fond of the way it’s being run. I’m still baffled to this day why Carol Bartz replaced their search algorithm with Bing’s and started referring to Yahoo as a “web portal” and not a “search engine”.
Seriously… Who the heck in Silicon Valley still says “web portal”?

studio gibbous booth

Graphic Designers & Trade Shows

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

As a graphic designer, either in the web or print industry, it can sometimes be hard to get people to appreciate what it is you do. Yes, a designer brings order from chaos, creates form & function, and helps visually market goods and services. Essentially as a graphic designer you create something from virtually nothing and nowadays what is being created is intangible.

wine bottle laser etching

Wine Bottle Laser Etching

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

So this one is a bit late, and far overdue, however I was only finally able to get video to transfer from the camera to the computer. No thanks to Sony. Seriously… Who doesn’t make drivers for OS X these days?

Last year one of my friends got married and I wanted to give them a truly personalized gift. I discovered a few months before a small shop had bought a laser etching machine, so I approached them about laser etching a wine bottle.

ipad home screen

Two months with an iPad

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Back in April I had received my iPad, a purchase made site unseen, and after two months of constant use, it has changed the way I run my small business, forever.

After months of craving for an iPod Touch, the iPhone has no coverage where I live, I knew instantly, while watching the announcement, this was going to allow me to do more outside of my office, without hauling a laptop. I don’t play a lot of games on it, nor am I writing lengthly reports on it. Although typing on it is very simple and easy, plus I send most of my emails from it. However… I am able to go to a meeting with a potential, or existing, client and do several things that I have never done before.