You've caught me mid development. I'm working on the site, so if you see something missing or broken, that's why.

Websites

Websites are my bread and butter. They're what I do best. I mostly develop, or rather, build them, but I also design them too, which is something I think is interesting in the web community these days. Anyway, check out some sites I've built and designed (freelance), or maybe just built, if it's an agency project.

Print

I love the web because if you ever make a mistake, you can so often just fix it. Not the case with print. When your project goes to print, that's it, so no mistakes! Print isn't really my forte, but being in a band, I can't neglect the importantance it's had in marketing the shows I've played. Obviously print plays an important role in marketing anything. I love print design. I don't do it professionally, but I do practice frequently and like doing this kind of work for fun.

Identity

I find designing a really good visual identity to be very difficult and incredibly frustrating. To be honest, I'm not very good at it. Don't hire to me to design one for you! Seriously. I'd like to think I have a sense of basic design principles, which is why I gravitate to UI design, but I'm no typographer, illustrator or artist (not professionally anyway). That's what it takes and that's why I admire anyone who does custom lettering, who can draw and that can design a memorable, meaningful identity. That being said, here's my stab at it, mostly for fun.

Music

I used to want to talk about the songs I post, because the ones I chose were ones I had special attachments to, or something like that. These days, I just post songs that grow on me. If I'm listening to it for more than a week or two, you'll probably find it here, if I remember to post it.

Recent Blog Posts

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Guerilla Open Access Manifesto
by Aaron Swartz

Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the most famous results of the sciences? You'll need to send enormous amounts to publishers like Reed Elsevier.
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26 Types of Animals
by Jeremy Pettis

Coming across the typography of Jeremy Pettis is a humbling experience. I was lucky enough to do so while looking through the works being featured on citid.net, a collection of typographic illustrations representing cities across the globe. Jeremy represented Milwaukee. His artwork on citid lead me to his website, which I quickly learned was dedicated to a gallery called "26 Type of Animals," very much in the literal sense as it is actually 26 typographic treatments of animals A-Z.
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Custom Content Management Systems Are Dead

I recently had an interview with a 30 something for a graphic design position. The company was a one person shop and was built on selling a custom content management system (CMS), which is something I have seen at another company I worked for. Maybe it’s because I’m ten years younger but based on what I have experienced, I’m not convinced this sort of business can last.
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