The Art of Just Passing, or D is for Diploma

In college, my friends and I had a saying: “D is for Diploma.” It was our battle cry. We weren’t the Animal House-Tri-Lam-superconnected-constantlypartying-fraternity types. We were the I-just-spent-6-hours-in-the-editingbay/studio/writinglab/computerlab-after-working-8-hours-and-being-on-campus-the-other-8-and-I-think-I’ll-be-lucky-to-get-2-hours-of-sleep-before-I-do-it-all-again types. The one thing we always did was not give up. Even if we knew we were just going to pass, we didn’t give up. We just pushed through – slowly. Sometimes … Continued

How to Blaze Trails

I am always surprised by the number of self help books on how to be creative, how to find your voice, or how to create your own road to success. For the most part these books provide a glimpse into what really worked for one individual. They offer insights into a creator’s, entrepreneur’s, or spiritual … Continued

Unicorn Syndrome: Or Shut Up and Make Something

Believe it or not, I didn’t start in design. I never studied computer science. I didn’t have any formal art training until years and years after I started down this road. In fact when I started there was no such thing as UI, or UX, or Front End Developer. There was barely even any study … Continued

On Gratitude and Making the Right Decisions

We don’t always get to choose when we make decisions. In fact, we rarely know if the decisions we make will have a positive outcome. Life is always a game with a 50/50 chance. Either you make it, or you don’t. Either what you chose works, or it fails. Most of the time, we just … Continued

Television: the Internet Drug of the Nation

Newton Minow once called Television a “vast wasteland”. He would later revise his thought to describe Television as a “Toxic Dump”. I can’t say I really disagree. There is nothing worse than bad TV in terms of our cultural values. The majority of our watching habits revolve around thin plots, titillating scandals, and mostly vapid … Continued