The Water Carriers

The Water Carriers

21 November 2016Music, NZ

After a musical hiatus that’s lasted more than seven years, I’ll be performing a handful of songs at 7×7 this Friday, 25 November (the end of Thanksgiving Day in the USA). The ambient alt-country tunes will be under the banner of The Water Carriers, which I hope to be a revolving cast of sonic troublemakers … Read More

1st Assembly

1st Assembly

24 August 2016NZ, Work

Before relocating to Wellington, I came very close to starting a co-working space + maker lab in central Austin. I had my eye on a fantastic property and was putting the finishing touches on the business model. Then just before pulling the proverbial trigger, the opportunity arose to move overseas and guide startups through the … Read More

A Glimpse into Lightning Lab Manufacturing

A Glimpse into Lightning Lab Manufacturing

11 January 2016NZ, Work

This past August, eight teams dared to begin a challenging journey — one that combined intensive mentorship with innovation fundamentals and prototyping resources. Seven startups thrived in Lightning Lab Manufacturing, the first-ever startup acceleration program for physical products in New Zealand. I’m proud of what these ventures accomplished in such a remarkably short time, harnessing … Read More

My Next Adventure

My Next Adventure

18 May 2015Personal, Work

Since I left my role at SXSW last July, I’ve been on many adventures. I started my consultancy, Apostrophe Industries. I co-founded a health technology startup called Litmus. I worked alongside the marketing wizards at JDI. I built, launched and unintentionally destroyed a number of flying model rockets with my kids. I’ve learned a tremendous … Read More

Socks For Robots

Socks For Robots

10 February 2015Design, Work

As a result of my recent partnership with the PR and marketing wizards at JDI, Apostrophe Industries is honored to be working with the new consulting brand, Socks For Robots. Evolving the identity with a revised logo, 3D treatments and a typography-driven site, it was a phenomenal experience to work with Rebecca and Corey — … Read More

Rock That Font at SXSW

Rock That Font at SXSW

19 January 2015Design, SXSW

One of our favorite creative endeavors is Rock That Font. More than a site that explores the intersection of typography and rock’n’roll, Rock That Font aims to provide a community platform for all to share their passion for album cover art. With the above goal of community in mind, I’m pleased to reveal that we’ll … Read More

A Bit of Belgium in Austin

A Bit of Belgium in Austin

8 January 2015Articles, Cycling

The 2015 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships arrived in Austin this week, and I honestly can’t remember the last time I was this excited about attending a sporting event. What I’m not excited about is the traditional Belgian weather that is accompanying the festivities — it’s freezing outside. While I don’t consider myself a photographer, … Read More

Gran Fondo

Gran Fondo

1 December 2014Cycling, Personal

Since my jump to self-employment in late July, I’ve longed to take a cycling trip for some quality soul-searching. Nothing hits the reset button for my heart, mind and body more than a challenging bike ride. After ruling out overnight adventures due to my current schedule, I finally decided that November 25th would be the … Read More

Rock That Font Tees

Rock That Font Tees

23 September 2014Design

Sometimes you want to show your friends and associates that you are a font nerd, and sometimes you want to be a bit more discreet. The monochromatic, dark blue (Pantone 7546) on Indigo (Next Level Tri-Blend) Rock That Font t-shirt keeps things subtle and classy. Printed in Austin, Texas by our pals at Industry Print … Read More

Apostrophe Cards

Apostrophe Cards

17 September 2014Design, Work

I have an apostrophe in my last name. As a result, I have thwarted computer systems since birth. More recent parsing and coding techniques have fortunately helped my surname survive in the digital age, but it’s always mind-numbing to rinse and repeat: “Try your search without the apostrophe in my last name.” And not to … Read More

Taking Off the Training Wheels

Taking Off the Training Wheels

9 September 2014Articles, Cycling, Personal

Sometimes I’m asked to write a few words on a particular subject or another. The crew at Bike Hugger once again gave me the opportunity to do just that for their digital magazine. “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. … Read More

Dadtalk

Dadtalk

2 September 2014Personal, Somewhat Interesting Things

I am very honored to have participated in the latest Dads.Co podcast with Aussie and super-nice-guy Murray Galbraith. I could have rambled on with Murray for hours, but fortunately he kept me in check at about 45 minutes. You can subscribe and listen via iTunes. Some of the topics we discussed: SXSW, The Tour De … Read More