After much consideration and many years of hand coding my own website, I’ve decided to go to the Dark Side and join the WordPress club. I’m not a coder by nature, but I do know enough to get me in trouble, namely, I get to writing code and then I break it and then I … Read more New Website with WordPress!
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!
One of my favorite pieces, The Sleeping Beauty, was chosen to be exhibited at the Gothic exhibit at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Orange County, California from February 2 through March 24. This is the first time that my piece has been selected to be a part of a juried show and I … Read more The Sleeping Beauty
My buddies and I started grilling and watching movies outside on the deck a few years ago when we were on vacation in Virginia. We named the evening “Sunset Cinema” and really look forward to grilling season so we can see movies outside. One of my buddies decided to build a cool movie theater in … Read more Moonlight Movies Poster
This is part two of a three-part series on my The Sketchbook Project entry. Read part one and part two on how I set up the sketchbook with new paper. The basic concept for the project is that when you sign up, you are provided a sketchbook to fill up with images based on a theme. I chose “Storybook” because I’ve … Read more The Sketchbook Project: The Maiden & The Hawk Part 3
This is part two of a three-part series on my The Sketchbook Project entry. Read part one on how I set up the sketchbook with new paper. The basic concept for the project is that when you sign up, you are provided a sketchbook to fill up with images based on a theme. I chose “Storybook” because I’ve … Read more The Sketchbook Project: The Maiden & The Hawk Part 2
This is part one of a three-part series on my The Sketchbook Project entry. I decided to enter the Art House Co-Op’s The Sketchbook Project this year based on the link provided by my design friends over at the HOW Design Forum. The great thing about knowing a lot of folks in the design industry … Read more The Sketchbook Project: The Maiden & The Hawk Part 1
I was pleased to learn that I was going to have one of my pieces featured in the new book, Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills by David Sherwin published by HOW Books. David put a call for willing designs to be sent one of his challenges. Each challenge had a time … Read more Sweet! nsquaredesign in print: Creative Workshop
As mentioned in my previous posts, I had the privilege of attending the 2010 CFC and HOW Design Conferences in Denver in June of this year. Like any conference, you share stories with your colleagues. Eventually someone breaks out the business cards and you trade. And while I love a well-designed business card, I have … Read more How Not to Make Friends After A Conference
A seemingly easy round this time: fill 15 half-inch square blocks with Pantone colors and arrange them however you wish. 15 blocks of color is a lot of color! Especially since I was determined to use a different color for each block. I turned to my favorite theme: Art Deco. The very formal and gridded … Read more Creative Postcard Club: Pantone Blocks
I participated in the third round of The Doodle Swap Project. Again, the theme was open, and while that sounds great to have the freedom to do whatever I want, it is a bit intimidating. I thought about a couple of different directions before deciding to do an idea that had been bouncing around my … Read more Doodle Swap Round 3
I just learned that my photo of the exterior of Hatch Show Print in Nashville has been selected for the Schmap guide to Nashville! 😀 About Schmap Schmap is a leading publisher of digital travel guides for 200 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. More than 90 million Schmap Guides … Read more Schweet Schmap of Nashville!
I participated in the second somewhat annual poster made by and for members of the HOW Design Forum. The theme this time around was “stamps”. Other than that, we were free to do whatever we wanted. I thought about different subjects and since postcards are typically used to send correspondence from people who live in … Read more HOWie Poster 2009 Edition
Late last year, members of the HOW Design forum were asked to contribute their thoughts about how the forum acted as a team for the book, Caffeine for the Creative Team. A couple of my quotes and photos that were submitted were used in the chapter on the HOW Forum. Congrats to my fellow HOWies … Read more Hey That’s Me! n2 Quoted in Caffeine for the Creative Team
My entry in the Creative Postcard Club’s Round 42: Found Letters was used to illustrate an article about the Creative Postcard Club in issue #4 of the online magazine, Rancor’d Type! You can download issue #4 of the PDF here. The article starts on page 8 and my entry is on page 14. Be sure … Read more Shameless Self Promo: Creative Post Card Entry Featured in Online Mag!
….Devon is the winner of my Lucky 13 giveaway. Congrats! And thanks to everyone who played the game!