Design, Education, Inspiration


Google Announces ‘Helpouts’ to Connect Users and Experts


Google has announced an interesting new platform that they’re calling ‘Helpouts‘, in order to connect users with experts from around the world. When I first heard about this, I was very excited because this is an idea that I had been toying with for some time now. The premise is simple. If you’re a user, […]

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Adobe Announces Illustrator CC – Here are My Favorite New Features


I’m currently in Los Angeles attending Adobe MAX, and Adobe has officially announced the “CC” line of apps. You can read all about that here. During the announcement today they showed off Adobe Illustrator CC (one of my favorite Adobe apps) and showed off some of the new features. I’ve already recorded a course on […]

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I’m Speaking at PEPCon 2013 in Austin, TX!


Conference season is upon us once again, and I’m speaking at some really awesome events this year. First up on the calendar is PePcon, The Print+ePublishing Conference, in Austin, TX. This is the conference to go to for anyone looking to get up-to-speed on the world of electronic publishing or anyone who uses Adobe InDesign, period. […]

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I’m Speaking at D2WC 2012


Conference season is once again upon us, and this year I’ve got a few different places on my schedule. However, no place is as special as the Designer Developer Workflow Conference (D2WC) in Kansas City, Mo. D2W is my favorite conference because it brings together all of my favorite people and favorite topics. For those […]

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Photoshop CS6 Beta: What You Need To Know


Today Adobe announced the public beta for Photoshop CS6. If you haven’t already downloaded it, you can check it out on Adobe’s website. Photoshop CS6 introduces several new features and UI changes which will take some getting used to, so I decided to write this article detailing those which I believe are the most important. […]

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My Thoughts on Facebook’s Timeline for Brands


As you know I am a hopeless social media addict… It’s because of social media that I’ve been able to have the success that I’ve had the past few years. True, my audience is not huge, but they’re loyal and very engaging… Especially those on Facebook and Twitter. In late 2011 I gave a presentation […]

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My Thoughts on the “New iPad”


Today Apple announced the much-anticipated “New iPad” (yes that is the actual name apparently). My thoughts are simple… Apple is doing with the iPad, the exact same thing they’ve done with the iPhone. Traditionally with the iPhone Apple has done a revolutionary release every two years while the release in between has been evolutionary at […]

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Why I Choose to Teach


I’m not an educator by trade, I’m a designer. That’s actually my first love and passion, and I’m not half bad at it either. However, I’ve made a conscious decision to make education my career and I can honestly say that I wouldn’t change that for anything in the world. I take great pride in […]

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I’m Officially Joining lynda.com


I’ve been teasing for weeks now that I have a big announcement coming… Well, today is the day folks! Beginning February 6th, I will be officially joining the lynda.com team as a Staff Author. If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I’ve been doing this training thing for quite some […]

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Where I’m Going, Where I’ve Been, Etc.


As many of you know, this year has been a year of change for me… I’ve lost over 200lbs, I got married to the most awesome woman on the planet, and I took a new job in Oklahoma City. Well, the winds of change continue to blow in my life as I find myself once […]

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