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Saturday, July 2, 2011

For Fast Company: My Creative Process Unfolding

When Fast Company put me one their 100 Most Creative People in Business 2011 list, they asked that I draw an image of my creative process so they could use it to promote the event. They also asked me to send a self-portrait. So, since neither my creative process nor my self-portrait is sacred, I thought I’d have a little fun with the assignment. Above is a sketchy display (made under heinous deadline pressure) that describes the high-level flow of[...]

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

100 Most Creative People in Business 2011?! Thanks, Fast Company.

To my pleasant (and slightly confused) surprise, Fast Company chose me as one of the folks on their 100 Most Creative People in Business List for 2011. (I came in at #56, so take that, Ryan Seacrest!) In seriousness, I was pleased to be acknowledged as a “Creative,” since it’s a title I haven’t embraced throughout my life. And from the lives of Frank Lloyd Wright and Marie Antoinette, I’ve learned that public appreciation comes and goes. So I’ll enjoy[...]

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Own Products Branding Images and Visual Storytelling

Own Products was founded by the  (now former) CEO of Method Products, which many of us know and love from the People Against Dirty campaign. Alastair Dorward took Method from a great but small company to one of the market titans in non-toxic cleaning products. And he’s about to do the same with Own. Tom Fishburne introduced me to Alastair so we could decide how to approach the illustrations of their brand story. The brand is smart but not pedantic,[...]

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

PBS – ‘This Emotional Life’ Visual Series

PBS released a documentary called “This Emotional Life” and I saw it and went to pieces. If I could narrow down one aspect of human education without which we all suffer, it would be the lack of education around emotional intelligence and emotional management. “This Emotional Life” discusses a broad range of the emotional trials and tribulations of being human, but also shows us how sustained happiness isn’t as far out of our reach as we may think. The field[...]

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