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

A Chapter Ends, Another Begins

A Chapter Ends, Another Begins

18 July 2014Personal, Somewhat Interesting Things

Today is my last day in the SXSW office. After 14 years, I’ve decided to open a new chapter in my life and embark on an unknown adventure. I first heard mention of SXSW as an aspiring musician in my early 20s. During my only experience busking on 6th street on a particularly warm Saturday, … Read More

Smart People & Smart Cities

Smart People & Smart Cities

4 April 2014Somewhat Interesting Things, Speaking Engagements

I’m honored to head to Milan next week to speak at Wired’s Smart People & Smart Cities event. It’s shaping up to be fantastic with an intriguing lineup of speakers, a hackathon involving Audi / Enel / D-Share, a dance at the Museum of Science and Technology, workshops for families and much more. The hashtag … Read More

A “Hello World” from Apostrophe Industries

A “Hello World” from Apostrophe Industries

3 March 2014Questionably Interesting Things

After years of conducting design services and creative consulting under various DBAs, I finally made things a bit more official with the creation of Apostrophe Industries, LLC in January. There’s an excitement that comes with starting something anew — all potential futures intact. My brain is already firing on all cylinders with ideas regarding the … Read More

Intersections

Intersections

10 February 2014Somewhat Interesting Things, Speaking Engagements

My personal resolution for 2014 is to be less concerned with following trends, and instead focus on working towards sustainable changes in my life. I’m betting the year 2014 will include some big transformations and challenges (not to mention turning “the big four zero” later this year). With the above resolution in mind, I was … Read More

Moments from My First Interbike

Moments from My First Interbike

11 October 2013Articles, Cycling

Every so often I get invited to write an article on the tech or events industry. Less often do I get invited to write about my passion for cycling. Well, the crew at Bike Hugger gave me the opportunity to do just that regarding my recent trip to Interbike. I was honored to share a … Read More

The Importance Of, Part 2

The Importance Of, Part 2

11 September 2013Speaking Engagements, SXSW

Come to find out the fine folks at DrupalCamp Austin 2013 recently posted videos of all the conference sessions, so I figured that I would archive my keynote here. Now with 23% fewer “um”s. I had a great time doing my “Phil Donahue impression” and interacting with the audience, and hopefully my mix of personal … Read More