Video: What Motivates me as an Artist

August 11th, 2015

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It’s been a while since I’ve written on this blog and while I don’t have future plans to write as I once did, I’d love to share this with you. This video is a collaboration with ASUS Laptops to find out what motivates myself as an artist. Also a part of this project are Skylar Grey, Sam Horine, and Devin Supertramp.

Check out the video above or here and make sure to follow on Instagram because I’ll be heading to Iceland this week and sharing photos from my journey.

New Designspiration Updates: Infinite Scroll & More

May 5th, 2014

Designspiration is getting many much needed upgrades this month! Many of these features have been previously requested by you. As the updates roll out, I wanted to let you know what has already been released and what is on the way.

Now when browsing on Designspiration you’ll notice continuous scrolling that allows you to view more content, faster. To make sure you don’t lose your place in the page, clicking an image will load the image over the grid instead of loading a new page. Another great aspect to this implementation of continuous scrolling is that if you want to share the page with a friend via your browser’s address bar, you can copy the link directly to this page.

When logging in to your profile one of the first things you’ll notice is that the default feed showing is compiled from people who you follow. While this has already existed on the site, utilizing this feed as your home feed will ensure you see content you’re interested in. The key to making this feed great is following people saving great collections of things. You can find those collections here:

Sometimes you need to prevent search engines from listing your page in their search results. Now you can do this! To enable the feature, visit your settings page after logging in.

New features:

• Continuous scrolling (infinite scrolling)
• Inline image viewing
• Hide your profile from search engines
• Deactivate account
• Complete back-end code re-development
• Redesigned bookmarklet tool

Upcoming features:

• Mobile website
• Refreshed design
• Notifications
• Improved search & suggested results

Check out the updates!

Baron Batch’s Angry Man Salsa – Packaging by Foundry Co

December 2nd, 2013

The majority of Salsa packaging out there isn’t the greatest, but the packaging for Baron Batch’s Angry Man Salsa is some of the best hands down. The jars sell for $20 a piece, but have unfortunately sold out. The packaging was designed by Foundry Co.

Check out the Angry Man website.

Breaking Bad Poster Series

October 7th, 2013

For the final episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad show, I created these two posters of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). If you’ve seen the show you’d immediately recognize the blue as a representation of Walter’s high-purity methamphetamine. Without spoiling the show, you’ll notice there is more blue crystal on Pinkman’s face than there is on Walt’s. In that lies the concept of these posters. The posters were created for fun using only a few images.

More images on Behance.

Remarkable Driftwood Sculptures by Jeffro Uitto

September 25th, 2013

Jeffro Uitto is an artist based out of Tokeland, WA. His favorite medium is wood and each piece is found on the shoes of Tokeland, the banks of Smith Creek, or the valleys between the Willapa Hills. Most of Jeffro’s tools are actually hand made as well.

Check out more of his amazing work on his website.


Balsa Wood Pixel Art Sculptures by Shawn Smith

September 24th, 2013

Shawn Smith is the artist behind these fantastic, pixel-ish looking sculptures. Each is painted using acrylic paint over top short sticks of balsa or bass wood on edge. What surprised me most about these pieces is that they’re very dimensional. If you look at them from the plane they sit on you can see exactly what I’m talking about. Definitely check out more of Shawn’s work on his website.


Steve Mcqueen’s Idaho Ranch

September 18th, 2013

Steve McQueen’s Moon Ranch is up for sale just outside of Sun Valley, Idaho for $7.4 million dollars. The two-story house sits on over 500 acres and includes a 1,728 square-foot garage. The house itself is really quite nice and the location is fantastic. Via AutoBlog.


‘Incarnate’ a Paper Skull Sculpture by Maskull Lasserre

August 27th, 2013

Maskull Lasserre was born 1978 in Calgary, Alberta. He spent his early childhood in South Africa and returned to Canada to settle in the Ottawa area. Lasserre’s work ranges from drawings to sculptures that explore the unexpected potential of the everyday and its associated structures of authority, class, and value. See more of his work here.

Southlands Residence by Dialog Architects

July 17th, 2013

DIALOG Architects designed this beautiful Southlands Residence in Vancouver, Canada. The house is nestled into a corner of Vancouver’s historical Dunbar-Southlands neighborhood. A stream that flows year-round fills the basin below the house providing a wonderful landscape. Via Contemporist.

Photography: Kristopher Grunert


Fresh 7-Eleven Sandwich Packaging by BVD

July 14th, 2013

Ever since BVD released their awesome 7-Eleven rebrand I’ve had my eye on their portfolio. BVD’s newest project, for Reitan, was a design new packaging for 7-Eleven’s sandwiches. The best part about this design is that it’s type only. No other useless graphic elements creating clutter in the design.

Sculptures Made from Stainless Steel Ribbons by Gil Bruvel

May 30th, 2013

Gil Bruvel a Texas based artist, is the creator of these remarkable stainless steel sculptures. Though I’m not sure exactly how these are made, it appears that he molds the shape initially using clay or a plaster and then casts the form in stainless steel.

…with each ribbon, the eye bends, curves, assembles, deforms, and traces the edges of each subject. The ribbons direct my emotions and creative flow with a force like I have never felt before. The smaller ones are subtle-the larger ones are essential, but they all flow together to create one being. The multiple patterns of the lines effectively illustrate the multifaceted parts of what makes us human.

Via Colossal


Designspiration Job Board

April 29th, 2013

I’ve been working non-stop over the last few months to get new features live for Designspiration. One of these features is the Job Board. The goal of the job board is to help creatives find career opportunities, check it out.

There were a number of challenging aspects of building this addition, but the main one was how to handle mobile. It’s not something I’ve done a whole lot of and just to complicate things, a new grid needed to be developed for the updates following this one. The restructuring of the grid took just about as much time to figure out as it did to build the job board itself.

If you know an agency or company looking to hire, please let them know about the job board. Also, follow the Designspiration jobs twitter @Dspnjobs for job updates.

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