The Paradox of Privacy

You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.  You can’t both possess it and enjoy it.  In it’s most literal sense —  once you eat the cake in its entirety, you no longer “have” it in the same way that you once did. In this age of...

Art Critics Everywhere

Art critics — they’re everywhere. As a Graphic Designer, it’s difficult to be hired to design something because of your field of expertise, only to be criticized by someone who has no idea what he is talking about.  Immediately the old adage,...

The Fear of the Blank Page

Even before I began to compose this, I didn’t know where to begin. At the beginning of nearly every illustration, I have a fear of the blank page. And isn’t that the point?  For all the planning, outlining, themes, topics, and elements of a composition...

Illustrators and Inspiration

I am a proponent of all individuals needing inspiration no matter what they do, but especially illustrators. Why?  Because inspiration is what ignites the motivation and passion to achieve something.  Without inspiration, a political speech would lack fervor.  Without...

An Impression of the Art of Illustration

When reviewing various Illustrators, I noticed a common theme: impression. Because individuals vary in their perceptions of the world around them, we see the expression of those perceptions come through art — and in all media, whether it be modern sculptures,...

The Beginning Starts at the Beginning

So, for a while now, I’ve been doing this graphic design freelancing thing.  Last year it was my main gig.  This year, I actually joined a company based in Washington where I’m helping with some technical migrations for DNS and email.  Interestingly,...