Design Spirit

March 10, 2011 in Just Saying

We take design for granted because it surrounds us everywhere. It can actually be annoying sometimes. Anyone ever been to a mall? It’s not exactly like going to a museum although there are some nice things in a mall.

Does it have to be that way? The painting above is a reproduction of a Kandinsky painting. It’s been on my wall for 20 years. I don’t really know what it means. It’s not promoting a product of any sort. Nevertheless, even though i’ve seen it a million times, it always engages me at some point during the day. It’s really a model of composition and shows how shapes and forms can be constructed in a way that is beautiful and pleasing to view. But even more impressive is the incredible energy of the painting. It really extends from the soul of the artists and grabs you whether you can process it intellectually or not.

It possesses “design spirit”. I don’t know if malls will be graced by an abundance design spirit anytime soon but it’s what i try to strive for in my work: Not just pleasing to the eye, but a real expression of energy.

Tooting My Own Horn

February 28, 2011 in Just Saying

Ok ok. It’s not me in the picture (but i did shoot the photo). This blog is on my new website which is for the purposes of . . .  self-promotion. After all, it is my online portfolio. I am an independent contractor, art director, graphic designer, and web developer. Check out the site. I hope you really enjoy viewing my work! It is the culmination of a huge amount of effort. I am happy to say that i have had great synergy with all the clients with whom i have worked over time. Together, we have always worked to position their products and services in an out-of-the-box manner.

I am available now as a freelancer, independent contractor, consultant, or staff member. I look forward to connecting with new clients and projects that emphasize forward thinking and vision. Where can you take your company, project or service? Let’s talk about it and come up with something great. Under the surface, there is always something great waiting to be found. Together, we can find that and have a lot of fun in the process.

Enjoy!

Saturday night . . .

February 27, 2011 in Just Saying

Sitting here polishing off this website. I could be complaining. I’m not out having fun like everyone else. However, i am having fun doing this. I’ve successfully touble-shot (is that even a fragment?) five different snafus without getting into a rabbit hole. I got this blog up and working and the whole site seems to have retained it’s integrity and look. That’s the point. The look. You can have all the web developers in the world but if they don’t understand simple concepts like “negative space” or “asymmetric design” or even have a feel for anything spatial, then it will amount to nothing. It could even negatively impact your product or service. So i encourage you to use real designers to determine the outcome of your Internet endeavor. Even better, real designers who can program too. That’s me. Sometimes i like it, sometimes i do not. In the end, i can serve you better because i know the ins and outs of design and development together . . . oh shoot i still need to get so nav for the blog archive, categories, etc. See you later!