When Reading Matters the Most

When talking to people about the purpose of graphic design, the point is always to communicate a message other than the art itself. The best illustration is comparing design to music with lyrics. The message is the text in the lyrics. Graphic design is the music that...

Caffeinated Entrepreneurs

I presented Pennie Works Studio to everyone at Stillwater’s 1 Million Cups May event. I mention this because I have been negligent with my blog posts and am trying to catch up. So even though I know this particular post is a little past its sell-by-date, it was...

Beware, Alligators Are About

Years ago, the university sent me to a conference at a resort in South Carolina. The resort is in the barrier area on the coast, Kiawah Island. Anyway, lagoons we’re scattered throughout the grounds. Also scattered throughout the grounds were signs that read, “Do Not...

Unreasonable Rates

Stillwater, Oklahoma, the city of my residence, has a FB group that is the place for its citizens to rant, rave, seek recommendations, and get general information. Every once in a while, there will be an inquiry for some service or product that is wanted, specifically...

Honk, Honk

Since leaving service to the university, from time to time I go through campus to see what has changed and what hasn’t. Some high-profile design projects of mine have expired and have been removed, or replaced by the work of the talented designers now in the branding...

The Main Thing

Running your own business is a job of balancing tasks. Doing the thing which produces the best return is the main thing if one is to prosper. The main thing has to be the thing you give all your attention to. Keeping the main thing the main thing is not easy. There...