Friday, December 21, 2007
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Friday, October 19, 2007
The biggest challenge was having fun with the headline "Prepare for a Sketchy Career." Obviously, I wanted to have some fun with the line and offer a positive view on how a career can be based on the love of sketching & creating ideas. That's the kind of person we're looking for. The Account team here was hesitant that it might turn away people who think we're calling our industry 'sketchy.' I said, it is sketchy, we have 3 electronic pencil sharpeners in our office, 2 handhelds, 14 drawing pads, and over 100 small sketch books! Plus, we're looking for creative interns, not account management interns.
Now if the printer had only gotten the color right...it ended up being almost fluorescent.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Secondly, Lyndsey, Ian, and I took a trip back to the valley for my High School 10-year reunion. Hard to believe it's actually been that long. We toured the school, chatted with some of our old teachers, went on a dolphin watch on the same boat we took our graduating class picture on, and had dinner with 40 of my classmates catching up on everyone's history.
It was really great to see everyone, listen to their stories, and see their families. Surprisingly, there were 2 other graphic designers. Ben Jenkins, who's also a printer, and Trent Schulze, who does primarily motion graphics. If the three of us got together, we'd have quite a studio on our hands
Probably the most surprising, was this lone locker left open in the hallways of our school. Back in our day, there might have been one locker actually closed. We were a fairly open group that respected each other's property. If a locker was closed, chances are there was a Discman, or some other personal property worth some cash. I mean, who would steal my Calculus book, really? Today, these kids are probably hiding their dime bags of weed, or $300 iPods. Funny how things have changed.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Originally uploaded by jtpuck
This is probably one of the greatest marketing ploys in the history of marketing ploys. Everyone has always wondered what it would be like to be a Simpson's character, or at least to see what they would look like as any animated character. The array of characters on the show is greater than anything in animation history, so I'm glad to finally be a part of it.
Create your Simpsons avatar here
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
With the completion of a large website for a consulting company, a 6-piece pocket folder set & 2 sets of trade show booth graphics for a technology company, an 8-page brochure for a law firm, a pre-show direct mail piece & powerpoint presentation template for a financial company, in addition to some other minor project checkpoints and updates, I finally had a chance to enjoy a moment of relief. I did drive through a hail storm last week and crawl into a closet with Ian and Lyndsey when the Tornado Warning sirens went off last night. Of course, in the world of design, just when you think there's time to breathe, something else gets launched. Another big project. Another opportunity to output some exciting creative work. Guess it's time to dive in.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Initial instinct was to get him moving pretty quickly. His favorite part was coming back to me after being pushed away. That short adrenaline rush really put the giggle in his stride. I swear no one laughs as great as this guy.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Tonight I noticed 2 very interesting things: 1. "Andy Barker, P.I." was created & produced by Conan O'Brien, obviously for Andy Richter. And there are signs of Conan's comedy all over the place, especially the ending (which was really the best part of the show). 2. "Raines" was created & written by Graham Yost, and the pilot was directed by Frank Darabont.
Very interesting, and not once was any of this information used in the marketing & publicity of these shows. Conan O'Brien is a late-night talk show host who used to write for SNL. He's got the comedic talent and knows his former cohort, Richter, very well. That's a great combo. "Raines" from the writer of "Speed" and the director of "The Shawshank Redemption." Yost won an emmy for writing on "Band of Brothers" and Darabont directed an Academy Award Nominated film. These are high credentials. Although, Darabont hasn't directed a feature film in a very long time....now that I think about it, Jeff Goldblum hasn't really been in the public eye in a very long time as well.
So, it seems like I'm not the only one slowly moving from film to television. Did I mention I lost our company Oscar pool? I bet I'll win this year's Emmy's.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Last summer I wrote a pre-emptive post on "Heroes" and believed I wasn't going to enjoy it. I couldn't have been more wrong. Again, NBC has got me, and I get the feeling I won't be the only one. With great wit, double-take filmmaking, and Jeff Goldblum in a revitalizing lead role with some great comic timing, it's Monk meets The Office. Even the catchy, big band tune that scores the previews sparks my attention. It's also good to see Madeline Stowe back on the scene. She hasn't made an impact since "The Last of the Mohicans."
Catch it next Wednesday. It Should be great.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Off on a Snow Day.
Originally uploaded by jtpuck.
We knew there would be snow flurries overnight, but we didn't expect it to stick. Lyndsey got the call of school cancellations and I heard from my boss to see about coming in after lunch. We'll see. First thing we'll do is make breakfast and take some pictures in the snow.