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Pro bono work for AXIS Dance Company


One of the ways I support Oakland’s AXIS Dance Company as President of the Board of Directors is to provide pro bono design services from time to time. Designing pro bono work for AXIS is a satisfying way to use my professional skills to serve the community. Most years, I design a series of promotional pieces for […]

New Website Launched for Simpson Manufacturing


This fall I started working as a web design contractor at Simpson Strong-Tie Company, working on a total redesign of the investor-facing website for their parent company, Simpson Manufacturing. This new website features an entirely new section has been created to inform the public about the company’s commitment to social responsibility, whether through environmental efforts, […]

D30: Exercises for Designers


For the past four weeks I’ve been taking an online course through HOW Design University, based on Jim Krause’s excellent book of the same name, D30: Exercises for Designers. “D30” refers to thirty days of hands-on exercises for designers and other creative professionals or fans to fine tune their skills and re-invigorate their connection with […]

Working for Simpson Strong-Tie


Exciting news! This week, I’m starting a new contracting gig through The Creative Group, working on site at Simpson Strong-Tie as a member of their growing marketing department’s web design and development team. I’m looking forward to trying something new and getting to know a new group of web design professionals. My posts here may […]

New work for Stanford


I’ve just wrapped up a quick job for an Oakland agency that does a lot of work with Stanford, using existing graphic elements from a previous fountain seating area open house flyer to create an informative flyer about fountains being turned off during the drought. But how does an illustration of a fountain work without […]

Guam Photo Contest Engages Fans


Shoot A Selfie in Shades to Win Ray-Ban® Aviator Sunglasses Photo contests are a terrific way to engage fans of your travel destination. For the next few weeks, folks who post a sunglasses selfie using the hashtag #GuamRays to Instagram, Twitter or through the Woobox app will be entered to win a cool pair of […]

Friday Five, featuring Mariana Abramopug


This week’s selection of inspiring tweets features photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mariana Abramopug, designer Louise Fili, the Oregon coast and great design by NYT Magazine. Enjoy! Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson was born today in 1908. Here, he captures Henri Matisse. http://t.co/8VESLjVtno pic.twitter.com/pdr3ZbwK08 — Museum of Modern Art (@MuseumModernArt) August 22, 2014 BEHOLD the grandmother of pug performance […]

Promoting a Sale with Facebook Ads


Several weeks ago, I shared the importance of using Facebook promoted posts to gain visibility for your product or service. Here’s great example, from a design and social media marketing campaign I worked on for an agency client, The Placemaking Group. A Targeted Ad Campaign This high-end, brick-and-mortar mattress and bedding retail shop is growing […]