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Art Directors Guild

Art Directors Guild Emerging Technology Expo 2017 recap

I’m pleased to announce that the sessions that were recorded from the Emerging Technologies Expo held in March are now available on the Art Directors Guild Ustream Channel, you can find the links below. Also of note, I attended the VR LA Expo in April, which reinforced my focus on the need to adapt for our […]

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VR LA 2017 round-up

VR LA Report I approached this year’s VR LA Expo held at the LA convention center with a focus on VR as a design tool. The show floor featured booths from technology companies such as Intel which showed off a partnership with the Smithsonian that mimicked the experience of visiting a Washington DC wing of […]

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Colorway – for the art directors toolkit

I always get a bit excited when I come across tools that enhance design process. A tool, widget or device that, once applied to our workflow, offers an opportunity to hide the process and get to the heart of design. Design is largely about rapid iteration, finding what works from the ether of ideation. The […]

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STG Election!

STG brothers and sisters, thanks for dropping by my site! I’m hard at work crafting an agenda for this election to articulate my plans if elected as Chairperson. Stay tuned to the #STGCouncil tag on twitter for updates. Thanks for voting!    

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An argument for old school drafting.

A reasoned appeal for old school drafting. The niftiest Sketchup looks not withstanding, the gentleman has a point. “It has become fashionable in many architectural circles to declare the death of drawing. What has happened to our profession, and our art, to cause the supposed end of our most powerful means of conceptualizing and representing architecture?” […]

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Art Directors Guild Archive video cotillion

I recall sitting at the last archive committee meeting at the ADG. I was so excited, a bit like an overexcited dog wagging its tail wildly, so much so that it knocks things over around the house. Yep, that’s me. But with good reason – there are amazing things happening there. To be in touch […]

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Malware targeting AutoCAD files could be sign of industrial espionage?!

An article crossed my radar today, Malware targeting AutoCAD files could be sign of industrial espionage. Are set designers at risk? Would you laugh or cry if you saw your set designs in a foreign film you had nothing to do with. I think it’s high time we in the Art Department world start paying attention […]

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Your New Scenic, Title, and Graphic Artists Council Member

  In case any ADG members happen to notice that there’s a new member on the STG craft council, and find this post I thought I’d write a statement regarding what I bring to the table: In an increasingly globalized business, the Guild faces challenges from competition abroad, breakneck technological change, the labor environment under […]

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