So what’s with the nick 4.0? It’s version 4.0 of me. Today I turn 40. The BIG 4-OH. But you know what is funny? I don’t feel “40”. I don’t look “40” (well at least I don’t think I do). Age really is just a number. And I’ve decided that after a pre-midlife crisis, that my life … Read more nick 4.0
The latest in my Petroglyph Prints series…hand of God. Man and woman journey across the ages from the Dreamtime to the Revelation that they never left the loving cradle of their Creator’s hands. You can purchase a gorgeous 12×12″ print here. While I researching my petroglyphs, I came across this image: To me, I immediately thought … Read more new work: hand of God
The latest in my Petroglyph Prints series…just in time for All Hallow’s Eve! Deep below the magnificent skies of heaven in the fiery underworld souls are tortured for their misdeeds by the Dark God. If you like it, you can purchase a gorgeous 12×12″ print here. I haven’t done a Petroglyph Print in awhile and … Read more new work: dark god
This is the newest in my line of Petroglyph Prints, dawn of man: In the Dreamtime, long before the written word, a new figure appeared on the horizon that would change the world. I’m having fun with my Petroglyph series of prints. I’ve always loved mythology and archeology and history, stories, and of course, art. So this … Read more New Work: dawn of man
It’s funny, swimming amongst the stars was not the image I set out to create. As I was exploring a new direction with my petroglyph/photography collage, I did some experimenting. While the intent was to only have a photo background, I found this beautiful image of two swans that I took awhile back. I decided … Read more New Work: swimming amongst the stars
My dad passed away June 8, 2011 from Alzheimer’s. Since then, I have participated in the fundraiser walk each year. This is the second year that I’ve offered a print as a fundraiser incentive. The concept behind the print is that the flower is forget-me-not flower is being distorted by the disease, but no one … Read more Forget Me (not) 2013
So I did a dirty thing…I entered a poster contest. No prize, not certain of who holds the rights. I’m sure some NO-SPEC’ers out there will frown upon me. But you know what? I really don’t care. One of my favorite shows, Castle, just celebrated their 100th episode. I was there from the beginning, when … Read more Celebrating Castle’s 100th Episode
As I was working on my Agent Danger! piece for a gallery’s call for entries, I got hit with the flu. As I was recovering and working feverishly (almost literally!) to complete that image, I reached a point where I was getting frustrated with AD. I took a break and for whatever reason, I began … Read more New Work: kyrie eleison
I’ve had the concept of Agent Danger! in my head since my college days. The concept was simple: a futuristic Blade Runner/Secret Agent main character that solved gritty and strange mysteries. I would tell the stories in comic book style, but not using the traditional comic book dimensions. For the 2013 version, I decided to … Read more New Work: Agent Danger!
My friend Nathan TR Shaw asked if I could help him with his CD cover and record label. He wanted the best possible presentation possible for the release of his first album. I’ve always wanted to work on an album cover, so naturally, I accepted. He and his wife already had a good vision and … Read more Jumping Duck Records/Time Flies CD Cover
Over the summer, I decided to join DVAC (Dayton Visual Arts Center) as an outlet for the mounting collection of personal work I’ve been doing. I joined just in time for the annual member’s show. This year’s theme was No Borders, so my Dream Pig image seemed a natural fit. After a successful show (it … Read more My original art for sale at DVAC’s Art to Buy!
Not long after Apple began it’s “There’s an app for that” advertising campaign, I was inspired to begin my Nap for That t-shirt line not only in jest, but also because I’m serious about napping. Just ask any of my friends, it’s true. While the clean and simple typography was easy to work with, it … Read more Nap for That Rebranded!
Last week, I posted my Graphic Design PSA about Graphic Design Emergencies. This week, part 2… Graphic design is a profession filled with deadlines. Many of them arrive too quickly, no matter how much time we as designers are given on a project. But I’ve always said, “there’s no such thing as a graphic design … Read more Monday Fun: Graphic Design Emergency, Part II
Graphic design is a profession filled with deadlines. Many of them arrive too quickly, no matter how much time we as designers are given on a project. But I’ve always said, “there’s no such thing as a graphic design emergency.” And in my decade plus of experience, I’ve never seen a reason or project that … Read more Monday Fun: Graphic Design Emergency.
I was flipping through my Pantone book the other day when I had this epiphany: designers don’t “do” regular math, but they do have to do a different kind of math. Working with color is very challenging and getting consistent color whether it is in print or on the web is one of the most … Read more Designer Math
The last time I redesign my website was 2008, and I had been meaning to update the design since about 2010, but client projects and a very full schedule have kept it on my to-do list until this year. While not a complete redesign of the site structure, I have changed a lot. My new … Read more Refreshing My Website!
Yesterday, we had 80+ mile per hour winds blow through our area and knocked out power to about 90,000 people. While my work lost power, I was fortunate to have power at my house. As I was talking with a neighbor about the situation he mentioned the abbreviation “woe” that he saw on a store … Read more WithOut electricity