Beneath the Surface at Rutgers

I attended a really interesting lecture and exhibition this past week: Beneath the Surface: Poster Exhibition from Iran at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts. It’s a collection of Iranian posters curated by Nahid Tootoonchi, Townson University. AIGA has an...

Not Just a Chip Off the Old Block

Everyone needs a mentor. Whatever your passion, talent, dreams—everyone needs that special someone to look up to. Well gals and guys, my pizza pie in the sky is Chip Kidd. I fell in love with his design when I worked at Borders Books. Being a creative, I of course...

Get Justified

I’ve recently came to the realization that the process of building one’s brand is freakishly similar to going through puberty. At least that’s how I feel about the ups, downs and crazy rounds that I’ve experienced in my almost 4 years as...

Cancer Design for a Cure

Mom has cancer, ovarian cancer. Technically, she’s my mother-in-law but we’ve never been big on the in-law title. Miki doesn’t come with all of the cliche baggage. The truth is that she’s all sorts of awesome. I often wonder how I lucked out...

I bow to thee, oh fabulously designed Wii

So this evening I experienced the Wii Fit Plus. When I say experienced, I mean that I was stupified by this beautifully designed machine. My lust for the Wii has been lingering since they first hit the market like everybody else but as with everything in my life, if...

Spider Man vs. Spidey Lizard: The Ultimate Brand Smackdown

Who do you think you are Mr. Freaky-Spider Man-Poser Lizard!? I resent your outfit and that smug look on your face. Don’t you know that there’s only room for one guy with a red and blue spandex suit in my psyche? You’re blowing my mind Spidey Lizard....

Designing Poo: The Awe of Diaper Design

“There’s no sticky tape!”, my mom exclaimed completely impressed with my son’s diaper. You see, I’m the baby…and I’m thirty-three. Mom hasn’t seen a diaper in over thirty years. She was in complete awe. Kinda like I was a few weeks ago when I went to check out potty...