A still from a video project, feeling the retro color space after rediscovering some old fave designers. #AfterEffects #retro #vfx #particles #smoke #dance #hues

A still from a video project, feeling the retro color space after rediscovering some old fave designers. #AfterEffects #retro #vfx #particles #smoke #dance #hues

#Aristocrat #murse #purse #flatulence #judge #wig #africa #design. #illustration

#Aristocrat #murse #purse #flatulence #judge #wig #africa #design. #illustration

Some ongoing client character design stuff.
#cartoon #character #design #zim #africa

Some ongoing client character design stuff.
#cartoon #character #design #zim #africa

A buddy wants a trippy video background for a project he’s doing.  No drugs were consumed to produce this, just built in #AfterEffects plugins. #psychedelic #trippy

A buddy wants a trippy video background for a project he’s doing. No drugs were consumed to produce this, just built in #AfterEffects plugins. #psychedelic #trippy

I increasingly doubt the seriousness and efficacy of these social media campaigns, specifically #BringBackOurGirls. Sorry to be the cynic/pragmatist, but a hashtag isn’t going to do anything other than give people who like to herd around social media memes something to herd around without accomplishing anything of note. If collectively expressing outrage and going viral is the point, congratulations, but it isn’t is it? From my observation the biggest beneficiaries are callous news media outlets like CNN who are milking it for all it’s worth.

Adversity is inevitable

Exfoliate. It’s good for you.

App-titude

From conversations I’ve had it seems the knee-jerk perception among many professionals about mobile app development is that it falls into ‘marketing and advertising.’ While this is sometimes true, it isn’t essentially. Business apps are best conceived for their own merits rather than merely as a new medium for advertising, which is just one of their many possible functions. The distinction may seem academic, but it has tangible consequences: 1) app dev budgets get thrown into already strained advertising budgets rather than where I think they belong, business development budgets; 2) Decision-makers don’t fully consider what business processes could be improved via a mobile app; 3) Good ideas never see the light of day because they’re beyond the scope of marketing and may impinge on other departments (customer relations, sales, HR, etc).

Another Sign You’re Geting Old(er)

Banal observation of the day: with increasing age comes a growing apathy for April Fools Day. The day has almost ended and where I may have taken it as an opportunity to prank my friends mercilessly in years gone by, I’m now neither excited nor annoyed, maybe numb comes close. I like to laugh as much as the next person, maybe more, but I definitely don’t need a contrived reason to do it. I’ll prank you when you least expect it and when there is no social constructed excuse. Ha! April What?!

What, Exactly, Makes Something Funny? A Bold New Attempt at a Unified Theory of Comedy.