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Designing the San Francisco Small Business Week 2015 Program

I just finished all of the graphic design for this 32 page program for SF Small Business Week which is next week! If you are in the Bay Area… don’t miss it. Check out the program and come to the FREE all day conference, attend mixers and on monday night there’s the Flavors event at Metreon with free food and great business resource tables! Thanks to Adam Straus of strausevents for all your hard work giving me all of the content. It’s awesome working with you every year.

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New Business Cards with Spot Silver

I’m testing out a new spot silver ink onto my newly-designed business cards. The card will go through the normal CMYK (4 color cyan, magenta, yellow, black) process and at the end it gets hit by a Silver Ink spot in places I want it to appear. This “test” design is pushing the limits as far as difficulty goes. The spot silver in the end will have to go around the white text areas and remain sharp. On the back, the moon will be hit with the silver as well. I look forward to seeing how the test comes out.

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For the last three weeks I went on the adventure of a lifetime… I took a photography workshop called, “Cambodia for Visual Storytellers” by Gavin Gough and Jack Kurtz. This was designed for professional photographers wanting to branch out and learn how to shoot for magazine spreads like National Geographic and such. We covered three major stories. We visited Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh, where we learned about the country’s recent history with the Khmer Rouge. We then traveled to Battambang, to document rural life around the unique “Bamboo Railway”, and to the photogenic Angkor Wat temples. Read more…

The Federal Reserve Board announced today that a redesigned $100 bill will enter circulation on October 8th, 2013. The new note was unveiled in 2010 and includes a number of new security features, including a blue 3D security ribbon and a disappearing Liberty Bell inside an orange inkwell that the Federal Reserve says is more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate. The Fed says that introduction of the new note was postponed from its original February 2011 circulation target due to an “unexpected production delay.”

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When I design custom websites that require a lot more functionality than the typical brochure-type website… I put a team in place to work with me to make sure every part of the process runs smoothly. I just watched this amazing nasa video reenactment in stunning 3D and I resonated with the guy that silently prayed that his teams contribution to the project [the parachute] would open. Now web design just seems easier again…

Color is Everything…

Branding is important. It is the factor that keeps your company standing out, gives your company a voice and gives you leverage over other similar companies. Having a strong brand is similar translates to having a strong presence in your industry and being a company that others turn to. Color is the most noticed aspect of a brand, and color is everything! Read more…

Piloting a dream…

Today I fulfilled something I’ve always wanted to do… begin lessons getting my pilots license. Here’s a video I shot of my experience piloting a piper. 🙂

 

 

This ad speaks to me…

I’m partial to the right side of course… 🙂  Read more…