An Artist When No One is Looking

“The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.” Steven Pressfield “the War of Art” My father was an artist, though I never recall hearing him confess to it. I struggle with the phrase as well. When meeting someone and asked “What do you do,” I […] Read more »

Quality Design Takes Time

It took Michelangelo 4 years to paint the ceiling and 6 years to paint the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. It took 14 years to sculpt Mount Rushmore. Gaudí’s cathedral remains unfinished after 130 years of construction. By contemporary standards, patience has become a rare virtue. Technology, with all […] Read more »

Sparking Creativity

Creativity can at times flow effortlessly, and alternately seem impossible to extract, even in the smallest measure. In the case of the latter, it may become necessary to provide a spark. This spark can take infinite forms, some benign, some radical. Following is a short list of methods to spark […] Read more »

Creative Presentation – Conceptual Versus Visceral

The creative presentation of information can range on a scale from highly conceptual, with minimal visual support, to predominately visceral imagery targeting the intuitive. This is a left-brain right-brain correlation. A given project will establish its place on this scale based on various factors: audience; client-provided parameters; and aesthetic interpretation […] Read more »


“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” Mother Teresa “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” Mahatma […] Read more »

Wabi Sabi, The Japanese Aesthetic of Beauty

Wabi Sabi is the Japanese aesthetic which describes beauty as imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. There is little character in perfection. Nature seems to abhor perfection and chooses instead to flit around its edges embracing asymmetry, inconsistency, non-conformity and decay. In the continuum of time, we are only here for a […] Read more »