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There Are No Magic Bullets

In each one of the online courses I produce I encourage those who watch it to reach out to me via email or social media. I love hearing from the people who consume my content. It gives me an idea of how I’m doing, and what I could be doing better. Over the past year

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I’m Speaking at Adobe MAX 2016!

Hey gang! Just a quick update here. I’ve officially signed my contract for Adobe MAX in San Diego, CA, and I’ll be speaking there in November! The details on when I’ll be speaking are still up in the air, but I’ll be presenting my Introduction to Illustrator lab again this year, which is a 90

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10 Things I Want Added to Adobe Illustrator CC

People often ask me what my favorite features of Adobe Illustrator are, and while I’m always happy to discuss things that I love about the program, I also think it’s important to have an open conversation about what the product is lacking. In this article I will outline 10 things that I want Adobe to

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The Future of Brainiak.FM

As many of you know, I began podcasting A LOT in 2015. In fact, I even started up my own little podcast network called Brainiak FM. Originally the plan for Brainiak FM was to create a space for me and my friends to talk about the work and play topics that we’re passionate about. I

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iPad Pro Review

For the past two years there has been a lot of speculation about whether or not Apple would release a large-scale version of its iPad devices. I can remember very distincly the feeling I had when I first heard about this product, and it was one of pure joy. I have wanted a light-weight device

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After 24 Hours, I’m Probably Going to Return My iPad Pro

Like many of the Apple faithful, I spent Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 feverishly refreshing the Apple website and mobile app in hopes of scoring an iPad Pro on launch day. Luckily for me I was able to get in (seemingly) before anyone else at around 2:03AM Central Time. The checkout process was flawless as always,

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I Went Hands On with the iPad Pro… Here are My First Impressions

Last week at the Adobe MAX conference I was invited to a special event that was held by Adobe and Apple. At this event I was given the opportunity to try out the new iPad Pro. There were a lot of people at this event, so I didn’t get a ton of time to review

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3D Touch is the Killer Feature of the iPhone 6s

I’ve had my new iPhone 6s for a few weeks now, and while there are a lot of cool things to talk about, the one feature that I “geek out” over is 3D Touch. Admittedly, this is a surprise to me because I never really understood what 3D Touch was supposed to do or why it

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The iPad Pro Isn’t For Everyone, and That’s OK!

Today Apple unveiled the iPad Pro, and the internet lost its collective mind. There seem to be two opinions when it comes to this device, either you’re really excited about it and ordering one as soon as they’re available, or you believe Apple is nuts for making such a stupid piece of… Well, you get

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My Thoughts on Apple’s “Hey Siri” Event

Apple just wrapped its latest product announcements, so I thought I’d hop on my blog and write up a few of my first impressions. There’s a lot to talk about, as you might’ve guessed, so this blog post might be a little heavy in the word count department. Overall I’m pretty excited about what was announced

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