Category Archives: Inspiration

Good Design Advice

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I haven’t been blogging as much as of late because I’ve been working so hard to establish agency contacts and set up portfolio reviews with industry professionals. Between this and taking on as many freelance projects as I can it doesn’t leave room for much else. I was on my favorite blog of late, Baby […]

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Design Books – Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

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Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design has been all the rage since its release late last year and I’ve finally broken down to get in on all the action. Designed by Bass’s daughter, Jennifer, the 428-page volume features more than 1,400 of Bass’s illustrations, many revealed for the first time, that offer a […]

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Converse Rubber Tracks and Gorillaz Collaboration

I would love to work with a brand like Converse in some capacity. Whether that’s design or marketing/media strategy or whatever, the thought of partnering with such an innovative and forward thinking company is thrilling. Converse has equity in many places such as basketball, skating and style, but it’s their musical partnerships that really excite […]

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Current Hearts – 2/15

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I’m on a brief sabbatical from the advertising grind I’ve been on for the past several years and taking some time to focus on my education. In this short time (a little over a week at this point), I’ve been a lot less stressed and had the opportunity to enjoy a little down time. I […]

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Music Video Inspiration: Jay-Z and Kanye West – N*ggas in Paris

The video for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N*ggas in Paris” came out yesterday and I’m really diggin’ the use of kaleidoscope imagery in the work. Directed by Yeezy himself, the video is pretty simple in the fact that it pretty much uses concert footage and the same on-stage effects from the tour (flashing lights, animal shots, etc). […]

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Video: Steve Jobs – Thoughts on Life

I found this video to be inspiring. Sometimes I forget how much control we have over our lives. It’s up to us to put in the work to ensure we attain the results we want. I also enjoyed Steve Jobs’s thoughts on failure. That’s available here. Enjoy.

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Friday Music Inspiration: Moby MADE Visions of Visionaries Interview

Moby sits down with the good folks at MADE and speaks about what creativity means to him and the evolution of music.  A fantastic interview. My favorite quotes: “Creative expression is a form of communication.” and “Art is an extension of the human condition.”

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Remembering Steve Jobs

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The news of Steve Jobs’ death this past Wednesday shook the world of many all over the world.  As I type up this post on my Macbook while listening to music on my iPhone, I can’t help but think that technology of this sort was only dream a few decades ago.  As an advertising media […]

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Video: Everything is a Remix

I was reminded of this awesome video this week when one of my professors mentioned that we should be copying work that inspires us in our designs.  While I was grappling with shock and confusion, he went on to say that no idea is original and that whether we liked it or not we were […]

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