I have a new piece in the Houston Chronicle today. After the City Council’s vote on whether to join the SB4 lawsuit, I took a look at what a “Welcoming City” means.
I started listening to Christopher Willits in the search for music that brought me into a meditative, calm state. His 2014 album Opening stood as my go to album to re-balance myself when the constant influx of information and communication got overwhelming. I’m very excited to see where he takes this mentality on Horizon, and
I’ll be one of the 15 people talking at the upcoming Title Case 2 event From the site: “AIGA Houston’s Title Case is back for a second installment! From motion designers to illustrators to filmmakers, 15 of the most celebrated creatives from the Houston area present their favorite and most inspiring film title sequences in a fast-paced
We at Preparing for Action got the chance to recap our first Activist Office Hours event for Gray Matters at the Chronicle. Many thanks to Allyn and Lisa for extending their platform. Read the article here.
Had a great time working with Sketch City on this year’s hackathon identity and website. The website was a collaboration between myself and Amanda Shih, Neeraj Tandon, Jane Xiao, and Meredith Maines.
We at Preparing For Action are having our first event, Activist Office Hours, on Wednesday May 3.
Very cool data visualization work from Diego on Pitchfork today! Also, yes, they are.
Me and Michelle put together a workshop through our Design Advocacy wing of AIGA Houston in partnership with Sketch City to share ideas and experiences of how designers can integrate into hackathon projects. We’ll be talking about this stuff: • Team Formation (Neeraj Tandon) • Ideation + Scoping (Naren Salem/Meredith Maines/Jane Xiao) • Branding + Visual
BikeHouston is in the midst of a fundraiser, with two match donors up to $20,000, to celebrate and build momentum following the Houston Bike Plan recently passing. Chip in here.
This event is a partnership between PG>PI and AIGA Houston, with co-collaborators Chris Valdez (PG>PI) and Michelle Coffey (AIGA). RSVP here please. RESIDENT / DESIGNER will explore the roles and points of connection between designers, communicators, activists, and organizations that serve the public interest through a conversation with Houston community leaders. Moderator: Michelle Coffey, AIGA Houston
Glad I didn’t buy tickets
Getting published in McSweeney’s has been a goal of mine for over 10 years now, I’m very excited to say I finally got in. Check it out here!