I'm rebuilding this site right now. So a lot of things may look broken. But what better motivation for me to finish it?


New Ad Format on TNW

The Next Web redesigned their site recently and introduced a new full-page intro ad format. This is actually quite a beautiful animation and design on the ad itself, but this model feels like the content is the new annoying banner ad, bouncing on the edge of the screen. I actually clicked on the first ad I New Ad Format on TNW

Timbuk2 Brand Experience

I used 4 messenger bags throughout college. 3 of which were bought at thrift stores for less than $2 each. So when I got a real job (a post about that coming soon), I decided to invest in a good messenger. Considering I ride 2 miles to work every day with a $2000 laptop in Timbuk2 Brand Experience

U-too: Union Annex

The OSU Student Union is getting a major remodel over the next year. Over the summer (and probably a while after that), the largest student union in the world  is going to be under construction. So while they work, the dining and retail part of the Union first floor will be moved into 18 temporary U-too: Union Annex

Healthy Union Branding

I designed a logo last semester for the new Healthy Union program at OSU, encouraging Student Union employees to live healthier lives by giving incentives for specific program participation. The program is still being developed and they asked me to work on an identity for it. My first attempt was sent back, looking for a Healthy Union Branding

Identity Work

I haven’t done any identity design in about a year, and this week I’ve done two. And another one a few weeks ago. These two are works in progress for the OSU Student Union health initiative and Poke Your Vote. The Healthy Union brand is a tentative name of the OSU Student Union health program. Identity Work

Embracing Oklahoma

Instead of whining about how Oklahoma can be boring sometimes, I try to find the good in it. One of the bittersweet parts of our glorious state, is our flag. It’s a very interesting shield design, but is so poorly executed, and poorly represented online, that I think it may be time for a refresh. Embracing Oklahoma

Stay OK 1: Coffee Shop

This is the start of a series for me: Stay OK. These posts will be reasons why I want to or why I don’t want to stay in Oklahoma after I graduate college. I’ve got a few semi-options right now that would take me around the country: Go to Chicago with my friend Britt, who is Stay OK 1: Coffee Shop

Break Away

I’m in an Internet Communications class this semester, and until about 10 minutes ago I was the only person here with a blog. Last week, I was the only person with a web site. This is shocking to me. I figured, people at least have a Xanga or something. Apparently, I’m much more of a Break Away

Bookstore Buybacks

The OSU Student Union Bookstore has 3 problems at the end of the year: Competition for textbook buybacks from 100 other places in & out of town, including sororities, charities, eBay, and other private and corporate bookstores. Professors wait until 2 weeks after the deadline to get next year’s book lists in, keeping students from Bookstore Buybacks

Meta Mailer

I recently received a direct mail piece that I didn’t immediately throw in the trash. The mailer was a booklet set up to look like a folder on a desk. I know – really original, right? Kind of looked like an iWeb preset theme or an iDVD menu. If you don’t have a Mac, don’t Meta Mailer