OWLS Final – color selection

Posted on Dec 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Color Selection Colors were carefully selected to be as clash resistant as possible. The other big priority was to find a color that had a value (as close to medium as possible) that will work in both extremes of black & white. – That is it will provide good contrast and be legible. Blue is considered to be […]

Mark McDowell

Posted on Oct 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

"Light is the first element of design; without it there is no color, form, or texture."Thomas E. Farin – educator,… Posted by John-Richard on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

DIY Quinoa Growing and Cleaning at Home

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in other | No Comments

My partner and I decided to try and grow our own quinoa in our backyard garden. Quinoa seed is really expensive and we didn’t like the fact that the high cost/demand of quinoa was pricing out families in South America who rely on it. We didn’t know if it would grow in our climate but we thought it would be […]

Hello Flower

Hello Flower

Posted on Jan 12, 2012 in blog, review | No Comments

My Girlfriend asked me to help her make some award plaques to give to some of her outstanding staff. I sort of put it off until the last minute and was stumped on what to do until I remembered the cool app I found when I was bored at the airport. HelloFlower is a simple […]

Kick Ass Branding

Kick Ass Branding

Posted on Nov 5, 2011 in blog, branding | No Comments

One consistent truth in advertising is that people are most influenced to make purchases based on the recommendations of their friends and family. One fairly consistent truth about people is we almost always love a good parade. Put those two things together and you have one brilliant gorilla advertising effort by one of my all […]

Saving Souls

Saving Souls

Posted on Nov 5, 2011 in blog, design | No Comments

I’ve given myself a new design challenge. It seems the Amish need a new non-symbol, non sign, that will keep them safe and within the Law (Kentucky), but not stand out too much or be too “showy.” The Amish are pretty picky about what they put on the back of their family swag wagon. and […]

UX Death by Committee

UX Death by Committee

Posted on Nov 5, 2011 in blog, design, web | No Comments

I belong to the “User Experience” group on LinkedIn and recently someone posed the challenge; “Can you use ONE WORD to describe the biggest challenge in UX ?” Over a thousand people responded and there were a broad range of responses: “understanding,” “balance,” “diplomacy,” “speed,” “preconception,” “translation,” “devices,” “consistency,” “assumptions,” “accessibility,”  yadda yadda yadda. The […]

Hardgrave on Dell

Hardgrave on Dell

Posted on Nov 14, 2010 in blog, design | No Comments

A few years ago I was surfing for new artists when I came across the artwork of Seattle artist Robert Hardgrave. His paintings stopped me in my tracks. For me his art is somewhere between Gorky, and Francis Bacon but with a more stylized stroke that at first reminded me of Japanese sumi-e painting. I had […]