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
I’m a fan of Seth Godin’s daily blog. Most if not all if his posts are though provoking. I really appreciate how he keeps looking forward and urges each and every one of us to do the same. If you aren’t reading his blog, you should be. He recently posted the very thought-provoking “Seven questions for … Read more Seven Questions for Leaders
I’ve never been much of a cook. If you ask my friends, they will tell you that the microwave is my best friend. In fact, one of my best buddies was shocked when he learned that I actually use the stove on occasion. Well, when I first was out on my own I did not … Read more Artisan Economy
I had the privilege of attending the 2010 Creative Freelancer Conference and a few sessions of the 2010 HOW Design Conference. In a stroke of brilliance, F&W Media decided to hold the CFC, HOW, and inHOWse conferences all at the same location and at the same time. As a result, my CFC package included access … Read more CFC & HOW 2010: Part 1
A few of the HOW Design Forum members who were unable to attend this year’s HOW Design Conference in Austin decided to have a “kNOwHOW” conference. Nothing fancy, just a few designer friends getting together to share knowledge, friendship and food. Our host, Karma, along with her mom, and fellow HOWie Patti really went all … Read more kNOwHOW
Eric Karjaluoto from smashLAB has an interesting essay on his ideas on ideas blog about how to streamline your creative process to be less rigid and more agile while keeping it efficient and productive. While the changes he suggests are small, I believe they make sense for the most part and I’m willing to give … Read more Agile Design Tips
Today is the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The folks over at Design Observer have a great article about it. Basically, UDHR is the new “Bill of Rights” for anyone, no matter what country they live in, for the 21st Century. Alas, its adoption is at an incredibly … Read more Universal Declaration of Human Rights
As you may have read, I attended the first-ever Creative Freelancer’s Conference this past August. I had a fantastic time, met lots of great people and was truly inspired. And I came home with a monster to-do list. While I’m nowhere near being done, I have reached some milestones. I’ve updated my online design and … Read more CFC Update
I have been getting around the web recently! My photos and blog review of the 2008 Creative Freelancer Conference was mentioned on the Creative Freelancer’s blog. (hint: look for Nicholas Nawroth) I contributed a photo of the Creative Freelancer Conference to the HOW Blog about the conference. (For a complete set of my photos from … Read more Excuse me while I do a bit of tooting!
I had the privilege of attending the first ever Creative Freelancer Conference, the creative brainchild of the folks at HOW and Marketing Mentor (Peleg & Ilise). How could I resist this write-up: “If you’re a freelance designer, photographer, writer or anyone else in the creative arts trying to make a living at it—or wanting to … Read more Creative Freelancer Conference 2008
Well, I’m off to the first-ever Creative Freelancer Conference put on by the fine folks at F+W Publications (who publish HOW magazine and also put on the fantastic HOW Design Conference each year). Not sure what to expect, but I am excited to see be one of the first designers to experience this conference, meetup … Read more Off to Chicago!
I was surfing my RSS feeds the other day and came across this new magazine from the famous frog design studio. It’s called Design Mind and they have a great online version of the mag too. I’ve already checked out a few blog posts and online articles and they appear to be well-written and thought … Read more Design Mind for Design Minds
I was fortunate enough to attend my fourth HOW Design Conference May 18-21 in Boston and here are my thoughts about this year’s offerings. As always, it was fantastic to see my old friends from the HOW Magazine Forum as well as meet new friends in the sea of 4,000 designers that descended upon Boston … Read more HOW Design Conferernce 2008 Review