The 2017 holiday season was a busy one around these parts. From prepping the house for a family visit to finishing up projects at work to squeezing in time to record our podcast, I felt like the end of the year was racing toward me with almost no time to do anything else. Luckily, a little commissioned illustration project came my way to force me to slow down for a bit. Read More →

It’s no secret that I love theme parks, but it’s not just the rides that I enjoy. I get super into the weeds of the technical details and theming that goes into making attractions and environments a true experience. I’ve just returned from a family trip to Walt Disney World and this time I really took notice of the textures and detail that goes into each and every structure, floor and prop on the property. Read More →

Last week, we braved the midwest summer heat and humidity to seek out some roller coaster fun at the best amusement park in America – Cedar Point.It’s not shocking if you haven’t heard of this place – it’s in the middle of nowhere (about an hour from Cleveland) – and most people don’t seek out distant small towns in search of rides… but I’m not most people. Read More →

We’re not even a quarter way through the year and as we roll into Spring, I’m noticing so much change.I’ve recently started a new job at Sony Network Entertainment, doing product design for PlayStation Vue – a wonderful opportunity that I’m so excited to be embarking on (and if you haven’t tried it out, do, because Vue is really awesome!). While it was hard to leave behind the great strides I’d taken in my years at Citrix, it was time for me to take a risk and go after design in an area that really excites me. Read More →

Every time I travel, I have an internal debate that many now face: do I take a stand-alone camera or just use my iPhone?Last summer, however, I learned my lesson. I spent two weeks in Europe and opted to take a small travel camera rather than my DSLR rig and lenses. While a compact travel camera allowed me to be more nimble, as a result, I took less time to craft my shots. When I have a full rig with me, I take more time to find framing that interests me and to make sure I get the shot I want, even if it takes longer. I find I also feel less self-conscious about taking pictures of “touristy” stuff with a bigger rig because my big cameras allow me to see things in ways that smaller ones don’t. Read More →

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