How 2017 Live in Chicago

I have not blogged lately because I have been so busy! Busy with both Graphic Design projects and my new Aerial Cinematography business called Aerial 51 Studios www.aerial51studios.com. This business is really taking off, no pun intended ūüôā So last week I had the opportunity to attend the How Design Live Conference in Chicago and […]

The World from Above

I have always loved flying RC helicopters as a kid and in the last few years the small quadcopter. Last Spring I invested in a more expensive quadcopter with a pretty decent camera. I was instantly addicted. I passed my Part 107 Pilot test the second day it was released by the FAA. I even […]

Drawing… back to basics

I have designed to start drawing again after taking many years off. I feel like the computer is taking over and dictating how designs are coming out. Lately I have been keeping a sketchbook and sketching out random things and layouts and ideas before I even touch the mouse. So my goal is to do […]

HOW Design Live 2016 – Atlanta

Today is the first day for the HOW Design Conference in Atlanta. The classes today were okay. Kind of a different format than last year.. not sure which I like better. I think they are focusing more on helping people network, which is cool since I am not great at that. I met some new […]

Rethink how you drink.

These water bottles, designed by Karim Rashid, are ingenious. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but it’s great a solution to cutting down on wasteful and unhealthy ¬†disposable water bottles. But best of all, you can build your own on their web site in the colors of your choice! No designer should be without one […]

Cool Playing Cards for Designers!

Wow, I just saw these playing cards … pretty cool! Not only do they have a large selection of cool card designs, they also teach you card tricks on the site. Prices range from inexpensive to very pricey.¬†My favorite set is the Skull and Bone in black… of course, they are out of stock! Oh […]

HOW Design Live 2016

This year HOW Design Live¬†will be held in Atlanta on May 19th – 23rd. Last year’s speakers may be hard to top, which included forward-looking speakers in design such as Karim Rashid¬†and Tina Roth Eisenberg (a.k.a. swissmiss). However, the format looks interesting with some good practical workshops for designers.¬†A personal designer and author idol of […]