HOW Design 2012 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2012 in review: Part two.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Sunday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 20. Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits – Debbie Millman
Debbie Millman is president of the design division at [...]

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HOW Design 2012 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2012 in review: Part one.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Saturday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 2. Under the Covers With Chip Kidd – Chip Kidd
Chip Kidd is well known for his book covers [...]

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HOW Design 2012 in review: Part one

I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Below are my notes from the opening session I attended on Friday.
6:30 pm-8:00 pm – Opening Keynote – 1. Coltrane, Concord, Cool Kids and Other Creative Choices – Sam Harrison, Words-Ideas-Action
You make hundreds of choices every day: big choices and small choices, easy [...]

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Oregon tennis tournaments: Summer 2012

Summer tennis tournament season is approaching quickly, so I’ve been checking OregonTennis.com and contacting city parks and recreation offices for tournament schedules, as usual. I try to play at least four community tennis tournaments in the Mid-Willamette Valley each summer.
Community tennis tournaments
Here are the tournaments I plan to enter this year, in the USTA [...]

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33 days in Peru

Last week I returned home after spending over a month in Peru. My girlfriend and I flew from Portland, Oregon to Lima, Peru on December 4, 2011. We returned on January 6, 2012 (one day later than intended due to rain in the desert town of Arequipa).
We had an amazing trip to South America, [...]

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A war on Saturn’s return?

About two weeks ago, my girlfriend was playing with a Saturn return calculator and contemplating the impact of celestial bodies, specifically Saturn, on her life. A Saturnian year takes roughly 30 Earth years. In astrology, the Saturn return is an alleged phenomenon that influences a person’s life development at around 29-year intervals.
A magic realism tangent
Because [...]

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Magical books I read in October 2011

If I look back and think about the most memorable, inspiring pieces of literature I consumed last month, four books clearly come to mind. Each one explores parallel realities (or supernatural realms) and the magical creatures and animals that inhabit these universes. Naturally, three of the books were written for children.

The first two are out-of-print [...]

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Mascot Mashup 8-bit art project

Today marks the release of the 200th image I’ve created for my 8-bit art project Mascot Mashup. Every day I post a new famous character that I’ve translated into pixel art.
No. 200 happens to be Johnny Cash (because he died on this day in 2003). Even though I attempt to tie my daily characters into [...]

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HOW Design 2011 in review: Part four

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2011 in review: Part three.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Monday.
9:45 am-11:00 am – 36. All Your Creativity Questions Answered – Deborah Morrison, Heather Lins, Chris Chapman & Chris Elkerton
You’ve seen how [...]

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HOW Design 2011 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2011 in review: Part two.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Sunday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 20. Where Ideas Come from and Where They Go – Stephen Doyle
While designing brands for Barnes & Noble, [...]

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