inspiration is all around

pacifico.jpgPeople sometimes ask me how I became a graphic designer, as I started my professional life out as a product development engineer. It’s not that big a stretch – both can be quite creative, and it’s been the design and creative aspects of engineering, particularly the R&D that kept me interested. I’ve always been into design… it’s all around us, for example in this Pacifico beer label… and the beer’s fine too.

beautifulsky.jpgAnd then there’s the infinite inspiration from mother nature… the amazing designs and patterns, the color schemes, texture juxtapositions, both the randomness and the mathematical precision… the design of scale, those perfect gradients, aka sunsets…


From a very young age, my biggest inspiration has been my cousin Barry… words cannot describe his talent, so check out his website.

jerky drinking water & new age beverage mixers

I ljerky-new-age-beverage.jpgove the availability of the phone camera. maybe one of these days I’ll get myself an iphone or ipod touch … for better quality and ease of uploading. In the meantime, I had fun on recent trip to San Diego…. this one was taken at Ralph’s in Pacific Beach…. I was surprised to find Snapple, and Starbucks in the New Age Drinks section, but thought that “Jerky” worked well to describe this particular category.

I enjoyed a gorgeous LED art installation in the La Jolla museum of contemporary art that you can walk through… Erwin Redl: MATRIX II – very cosmic and cool and star-trekky.