Fri, 22 June 2018
Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade & Us
Lessons learned from this week's self-inflicted deaths.
It's Starting To Work For Me
Reflecting back on my week and
starting to feel good about letting go of the metrics.
Make Good Work And The Rest Will Happen
How exactly does "The Rest" happen?
Exploring the half-truth of this often repeated inspirational quote.
What Would You Give To Have It All
Shift your focus to what you wont give up
to know what means the most to you.
How Can I Not Take It Personal
It's business it's not personal,
until the business becomes your identity.
The One Thing You Can Control
Stop hitting the panic button and
Start hitting pause.
Thu, 21 June 2018
The Wake Up Happy Challenge
For the month of June,
I'm challenging myself and you to do
three simple things each morning.
My Greatest Secret For Productivity
How to power through
when you feel exhausted and uninspired
to be productive and creative.
If It Was Easy Everyone Would Be Doing It
The simple truth is there are no secrets to success.
Don't Let The Finish Line,
Keep You From Starting
Allow yourself to start,
Make projects not excuses.
The Power Of A Compliment
A compliment is something
you don't even know you need
until someone gives you one.
Wed, 20 June 2018
The Friendship Model
4 easy steps to make friends and
change your quality of life in the process.
Your Memorial Day
If it all ended today, tomorrow would not count,
who are you right now?
Social Media Is Not The Answer
What's the most honest, brutal way,
to tell the truth?
Being Real Is Your Only Real Option
Because honesty, honestly is what cuts through.
Impossible Not To Compare Yourself To Others
Can you reverse engineer your hero's success and
make a template that works for you?
ChapterS 17, 18, 19:
Three part personal evaluation
Negative Versus Realistic
Harmful Versus Helpful
Deprecation Versus Appreciation
Tue, 19 June 2018
How's Your American Dream?
Taking control of the
metrics that matter.
I had never known fear
until I feared losing what I had.
Doesn't Mean Giving Up
You’ll have to make some sacrifices
but you don’t have to sacrifice it all.
If You Don't Work Hard For It,
It's Hard To Respect It
When you work hard for something
it gives meaning to what you're working for.
Let Somebody Else
Worry About It
Who Could Love Someone Who Leaves Trash On The Ground?
Mon, 18 June 2018
WAKE UP CALL - VOLUME 01
Tue, 12 June 2018
On the pilot episode of Lincoln Design Co.'s Brand Practice, we explore a design campaign Lincoln recently created for Element Skateboards and recent work the guys crafted for Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary.
Today's Brand Practice is the branding of the AID Network. As host, Mark Brickey diversifies his programming efforts beyond the original podcast Adventures In Design the guys went through hundreds of sketches to get the newly forming network logo just right. Hear from the client side the briefing and vision of the brand and from Lincoln's design perspective hear how they made the design decisions they pursued. It's a rare conversation where you get to listen to the client and artist perspective at the same time, but that's the idea of this show to give everyone a 360º view of the tricky task of making brands that are built to last.
Mon, 11 June 2018
OK, Solo is far from being a total failure, but it did go way over budget and not deliver the returns that the previous three films have under the new Disney ownership. We always study the big wins to find our tips on success, so what can the creative community learn from this space opera stumble.
This episode also looks at Disneyland's adjusted Annual Pass program punishing the hardcore fans to make moves for next summer's Galaxy's Edge opening and explore the Pixar Pier preview ticket that didn't sell out. Has Disneyland finally found a price point the loyal fans will reject?
In The Circle of Trust we look at the creative workarounds for Dolly Parton's genius concept for a Netflix series, how will they fix Orange Is The New Black and the Rosanne debacle showed the private sector policing its own better / faster than Washington ever could dream of. All of this and a lot of fun as we study big media moves to better our own.
Thu, 7 June 2018
Tony Diaz is the founder of Industry Print Shop from Austin, Texas. Tony has done an amazing job of keeping his shop at the perfect size. He respects his customers, appreciates his team and is grateful for every day. He has big plans for creating an in-house brand and fully using social media to tell the stories Industry creates every day.
Tue, 5 June 2018
The Top 10 Posters of May 2018. Mitch Putnam, Billy Baumann, and Mark Brickey look back at the 10 best posters, paintings and art prints posted on OMGposters.com for the month of May 2018. Each print is evaluated to better understand what makes these works of art successful and what can we learn from studying them.
Tue, 5 June 2018
The Collection returns after an eleven-month break, however during this time off, our good friend Huck Gee hit his lowest of professional lows, just before he started his new project taking him to a new career high. Huck shares with us every heartbreaking detail on closing up his SF dream factory and calling it quits. However, you can't keep a good man down and right when Huck was packing it all up longtime friend and industry visionary Paul Budnitz (founder of Kidrobot) called him up asking about starting a new project together, they called it Superplastic and created Janky their first ever fully produced character. Superplastic appears to be a success right out the gate, while it re-invents what exactly makes shopping, collecting and design fun. Hear all about the rise and fall of Huck Gee and the genius of Paul Budnitz on today's episode 20 of The Collection.