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Creating DecoWick

April 1, 2021 |

Handlettering Design and Custom Pattern Creation

Ever since I can remember I’ve loved typography. Even before I knew there was a term for it, I collected letterforms, marveled at ligatures, and held on to cast metal movable typesetting pieces. Oh!… … Read More

Your Money and Websites

June 9, 2017 |

Clients and friends often ask about cost surrounding design projects. It is usually followed by ‘NEED MORE INFORMATION PLEASE!’.

This isn’t an in-depth post because, frankly, RKA INK answers the question better than most, so I’m pointing you to her … Read More

Hand-Drawn Wanderlust

September 7, 2016 |

Hand-drawn Type Crush

Recently, I worked on a project for Blend Images promoting a travel image driven sweepstakes. The theme: Wanderlust and being one of the best commercial collections out there in the stock photography arena (I’m admittedly biased having … Read More

Estonia to Greece by Bicycle

September 1, 2016 |

*Article originally published on and republished here courtesy of Blend Images*

Last year, Blend photographer, Sam Diephuis and his writer fiancé Laurenne, spent 4 months riding bikes from Estonia to Greece and lucky us, they documented the entire 3000 mile journey. … Read More

SnapChat Style Commercials :)

July 5, 2016 |

It always sticks out to me when I see the SnapChat esthetic work it’s way into advertising. Like the Playboy cover and others, the “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving” video joins the ranks.

SnapChat In Advertising

From Project Roadblock:

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Outbound Marketing – How To Launch With A Small Team.

April 29, 2016 |

I recently had the pleasure of working on a marketing plan to usher Blend Images into the realm of inbound online marketing while launching their new website. This project touched on a number of key initiatives that would translate to … Read More

Millennials and the Media

February 20, 2016 | | 1 Comment

Lately I have been thinking a lot about Millenials and their influence in advertising, both as the targeted audience and the media creator. In the last several years as we have come out of the recession, this cohort has spilled … Read More

Need inspiration?… Watch these now.

December 19, 2014 |

Aaron James Draplin: Logo Rockstar!

I can’t get enough of these Aaron James Draplin of Draplin Design Company videos. As a designer, it can be quite easy to get trapped in your own process and loose the road map and enthusiasm … Read More


October 31, 2012 |

We’ve been following Blend contributing photographer, Sam Diephuis, over the last couple of years and what a journey he has been on! After 3 trips and five months of solid shooting, Diephuis has published PULSE, a Jamaica/Reggae book. Pulse … Read More

The Future!

September 14, 2012 |

Check out Corning’s vision of our future (2011) with their smart glass technology. The overarching concept is living in an era of smart glass, touch screens and appliances that pick up where our smart-phones leave off. Pretty intriguing stuff. What … Read More