Thursday, April 22, 2010


nothing really new. my comments have become a hotbed for chinese fortunes. yay?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Long Few Weeks

oh johnnie walker. scotchy scotch scotch, here it goes, down into my tummy.

also, a sketch to use as a facebook picture. i still draw?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Speed Designing

I havn't designed something for the sake of designing in a while. So while feeling crappy and being home from work, I sat down to flesh out an idea I had for redesigning girl scout cookie boxes!

'Tis the season, and with two boxes on my own pantry shelf, the designer in me couldn't help but wince at its design. Iconic, yes..everyone knows what color corresponds with their favorite cookie (thin mints for me please!). But the stock photography on the sides says nothing about the modern girls that make up the Girl Scouts these days. These are girls with facebooks, myspaces and cellphones.

So, I thought it made a lot of sense to have the new packaging be more about these girls. Light on the photography, but on the back, every box has a space for the Scout selling you said cookies to sign her name. That way, every time you grab the box and snack away, checking out the packaging while you standing chewing in the doorway, you're reminded that this box actually DID something. There was a girl behind it that you've supported, which is what the whole point of the cookies are.

Also, lets be honest: what's more fun than coming up with iconic visuals of the cookies. Worked for maybe 4 hours on's nice to flex these muscles and just do something you want to do every now and again! And to finish something! That's a feeling I havn't felt in a while.

Feedback appreciated! Especially from real people, as opposed to all the weird chinese messages I usually get (thanks blogger).

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Running Start

happy new years everyone!

i have some big plans for 2010; i'll let you know as i check them off my list! to start with, i've started drawing up some initial plans to make a silkscreening table for our apartment.

of course, living in a new york apartment, this isn't going to be easy. The main goal is to make something that can be easily dis-assembled and stored behind, say, a bookcase, until needed, when it can be set up in our spacious kitchen!

included also is a sort of makeshift drying rack, underneath, so most of the prints can be left to dry there, as opposed to all over the apartment.

the only thing really holding me back right now is the fact that i cannot, for the life of me, find my screens!! how do you lose two silkscreens, i ask you ?

either way, on a day warmer than 7°, i will haul myself down to home depot. guess i need to get my dremel back from home too...

next up: figuring out how to powerwash them when we're done without a powerwasher. thoughts anyone??

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Over and Done

happy holidays everybody.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Let There Be Light

another project down!

we have this sick hallway that one of my roommates' and i have our rooms off of. when we first took the place, we thought it would be cool to hang these huge paper lanterns all the way down it, and when we did our many (..many) ikea trips right after moving in, bought all the hardware to do it.

of course, our ceilings are incredibly high, so we needed to borrow a ladder to do this..a task which took until last week to accomplish. i'm on a staycation from work now (from the 8th 'till the 4th -- w00t!), so i figured since im not super busy, i mays well just finish it up.

we've got it on a dimmer, so above is the highest setting. i just ran the cords down the wall seam, so you don't even really see them!

all-in-all, i'd say pretty successful! next up -- curtains for above the cabinets in the kitchen!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Last Time

just a little illustration i did for a friend's birthday. it's been a while since ive done anything but color over my sketchlines, i've gotta stop being so lazy..

life's so complicated sometimes !