I don't normally cross-post stuff on my own blogs, but this will go into the portfolio / gallery on this site as design work.
Earlier I posted about beginning a practice in organizational consulting. While it is indeed something I'm passionate about and good at, I've decided to refine my focus a bit more. That decision was the result of personal examination of the differences between clients and customers. There's probably an essay in there somewhere. Here are the results at whoneedsnormal.com. It may not be the destination, but it's definitely a fun part of the journey.
Finished this last night. It's a layout / cover design for a new personal project. Really pleased with the results.
This was an earlier contribution to The Secret Lair and can be read in context here. I confess. I am a wannabe junky for Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs). I say wannabe, because I have yet to find the right game that scratches my itch for the MMO experience. Perhaps the closest I have ever come to that level of passion and devotion was when playing the original Everquest. That experience ended with the birth of our first child, when my wife said to me “I don’t think you realize the extent to which this child has changed our life.” She was right, of course. Being a dad is a lot more important (and fun) than camping for another <generic creature> to kill and acquire another <generic material> to make another…
A bit of artwork from an old project. I still feel this way most of the time.
I've had this idea for a while. It's inspired by all of the many DIY projects for building home versions of the Flux Capacitor found on the interwebs. I really want a cool USB hub, and I might try to build on of these if I had the time. Knowing that I'll likely never take the time, I'll leave it here as a concept image that I mocked up in Photoshop: -kingfish
I think the e-reader evolution has just reached a tipping point. In fact it's may just be my personal tipping point, since the release of the new Kindle 2 has generated a significant amount of gadget lust in me. Every night at bedtime, I am faced with the 3 or 4 reading choices living on my night stand. The idea of having an entire collection of books, magazines, blogs, and personal documents at my disposal holds a great deal of appeal. By all accounts, the screen size of the Kindle and it's main competitor, the Sony 505, are plenty big for your average novel or plain text document. At $300 - $400, that still makes them a pretty steep gadget investment. The really drool-inducing gadget in this up-and-coming technology is…