Top 3 moments at SXSW 2017

Every year, I and thousands of other revelers make the pilgrimage to Austin, TX to attend SXSW, the annual festival of technology, film, music and art. 2017 makes my 5th

Books I Read in February

Continuing on from January, here are February’s books. As you can see, I went deep on the Tim Ferris, this month. I am a great admirer in his lifestyle design

Changing Courses and the Drive to Succeed

At the beginning of this year, I set  out to chart a course for myself that would take me closer to my dreams and what I deemed to be success.

Podcasts I love

Doesn’t it seem like podcasts are everywhere? Well, that’s because they are. There are so many to choose from that sometimes the sheer number can be overwhelming. Indeed, Pew Research stated

Books I read in January

Last year 2016, I read tons of articles and lots of books as well. Some of my favorites were Dark Money, Weapons of Math Destruction and one by my good

India through a designer’s eyes

In October of 2016, I took a 3 week trip to India. It was, quite honestly, one of the most amazing trips of my life. As a designer, I kept

“I Love It”; The Art of Constructive Criticism

“I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my shit.” ~ Erykah Badu Who could forget this line from the intro to Ms. Badu before she launched into her amazing rendition

My review of Fences, the movie

I was still a kid when an English teacher thought it was a good idea to take our class from the Bronx to “The City” to see Fences on Broadway.

Charting my path to designing diversity

A Creative at Heart I am not your traditional designer. I do push pixels but I came to it later in life. I was always creative with words and pictures.

4 Networking tips for Introverts

In the Bay Area, it often feels like a slog to see and been. In a conversation this past weekend, I mentioned that to my colleague Wayne Sutton, that it

I watch this video at least twice per day. It speaks to me on so many levels. It drives everything that I do. Take a look and enjoy.

Understanding the App Development process

This post is borne from personal experience and my years of project management. I’ve seen many projects in my day. Most have been successful, but some haven’t been. As in

REBIRTH is a short video art piece. It juxtaposes images from DW Griffith’s Birth of a Nation with images of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. In it, they are entering

5 Things to learn from failure

No one tells you how to have the hard conversation and how to make the difficult decisions. As far as I know, there are no listicles on the 5 things

3 things you should do before building an app

In my field, we often get inquiries from entrepreneurs or business owners who are thinking of creating an app.  Unfortunately, many of these people are woefully underprepared for the venture