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A little while ago, SACHS Media had a brilliant idea to commission a gallery of images (link at the bottom) of deceased rock stars to try to see what they would look like today. The resulting artwork was really fun to look through, however; as a fan of some of these musicians, I was hoping for something more accurate. My understanding is that they used software that generates the images similar to what is used for missing persons ads. One of the images that really seemed off was the one of Kurt Cobain. It seemed like it was just a picture of him in his 20's with hair that was far too manicured, wearing a typical "grunge" shirt, and a bit of weight gain. Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago now, so I thought it would be fun to see what I could do, using Photoshop, as a fan of his music and someone who, in my teens, spent a lot of time reading about him and wanting to be like him. Here's the result:

Simple search engine optimization tips for beginners

Search engines are constantly trying to improve their methods for organizing their listings and displaying the best possible results based on a user's search terms. I start there because it's extremely important to NEVER lose sight of that fact.

Whenever I'm working with clients on some promotional material, whether that is a website, brochure, poster, or advertisement, it's really easy to fall into a pattern of thinking that puts the cart before the horse. Probably the most common mistake when it comes to creating promotional content is in thinking that it's about you, when it's not. It's about your audience.

Web Design is still a very immature industry and as a result, things are a little less standardized than other products and services that have been around for a long time. Unfortunately this means less quality control for consumers who might not know what they're getting when they sign a contract. This also means that just about anyone can call themselves a web designer.

Ever since I saw an envelope get stamped in a movie, I started to romanticize an apparent age in which things were way cooler than they are now. I mean, what seems more meaningful to you, stamping a letter with your coat of arms before handing it over to messenger who speeds off into the night by horse... or clicking the send button on an email. I'll admit that I can't afford a personal message boy, so I'll have to stick with email... but maybe I can have the best of both worlds. That's why I decided to take my best shot at crafting my own wax seal and pretending to be an artisan for a day.