Proud of Your Marketing?
What feeling do you get when you hand out your business card? Are you excited to hand over your business card or perhaps you feel a sense of dread? No emotion at all? I love experimenting with new ideas, unique shapes, textures, and colors, but I didn’t think much about the emotional transaction that occurs […]
How to Support Creative Professionals
Last week I saw something on Twitter that enraged me: people were shaming people for using Patreon in the absence of a “real business model.” The reason I got a little testy was because a lot of creative professionals rely upon Patreon to fund their projects and businesses. One awesome example is Noclip, they make 100% crowdfunded […]
Do I Lack Vision?
For the past few years, I have had a nagging question deep down inside: Do I lack vision? The question grows in scope and scale as I look at my work and analyze the way I think, approach problems, and make decisions. Do I lack a vision for originality? For uniquely showing up in my […]
Language and the Art of Ideas
When I’m working on creative projects, my ideas are rooted in various forms of language. I usually begin with words, sketched or written feverishly in my notepad. I’m looking for anything to get started: words, themes, connecting thoughts. Eventually I find a form the project will take and it has a built-in structure that I […]
The Shape of Your Knowledge
Being a constant patron of the local library, I am familiar with the Dewey Decimal system of organization, but never took the time to understand the history of what the numbers meant and how the system actually worked. Dewey felt that he understood how knowledge and information should be organized based upon its importance to […]
Thinking About Discovery
I’ve been thinking a lot about discovery, specifically how I end up finding out about new ideas, people, movies, music, books, stories, and technology. The other day I was on Twitter and I read a tweet about discovery being a problem with podcasts: With so many podcasts out there, how do you find something that […]