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15

Sep

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso
Magazine cover I art directed for CURIOSITY magazine, a collaboration between WSJ. Custom Solutions and Fifth Third Private Bank. The topic for the limited edition magazine is education and innovation.

Magazine cover I art directed for CURIOSITY magazine, a collaboration between WSJ. Custom Solutions and Fifth Third Private Bank. The topic for the limited edition magazine is education and innovation.

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
George Addair
Ten-Q Magazine (1Q) features 10 questions that offer insight + inspiration from born global, quirky, relevant, change agents. Curated + written by great writers, thinkers + creatives. With cover art by amazing illustrators + artists.


This summer we have just launched our first 1Q TRAVEL SPECIAL: 4x4 EUROPE, where readers experience 4 of Europe’s most creative + livable cities with 4 creators via their memories, senses, Google maps and more.


The creators are…
Copenhagen: Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, award winning Swedish-Danish design star.


Berlin: Travis J. Todd, an American entrepreneur living in Berlin, is the co-founder of e-shop Toast and Silicon Allee.


Paris: Clotilde Dusoulier, Paris-based food writer who shares her passion for food in her successful blog Chocolate & Zucchini. 


Barcelona: Mireia C. Saladrigues, prolific Catalan artist, whose art focuses on the study of audiences, channels of reception, and the conditions that spectators come up against.


Cover art for this issue is by Japanese artist Yasuko Fujioka.

Ten-Q Magazine (1Q) features 10 questions that offer insight + inspiration from born global, quirky, relevant, change agents. Curated + written by great writers, thinkers + creatives. With cover art by amazing illustrators + artists.



This summer we have just launched our first 1Q TRAVEL SPECIAL: 4x4 EUROPE, where readers experience 4 of Europe’s most creative + livable cities with 4 creators via their memories, senses, Google maps and more.



The creators are…

Copenhagen: Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, award winning Swedish-Danish design star.



Berlin: Travis J. Todd, an American entrepreneur living in Berlin, is the co-founder of e-shop Toast and Silicon Allee.



Paris: Clotilde Dusoulier, Paris-based food writer who shares her passion for food in her successful blog Chocolate & Zucchini. 



Barcelona: Mireia C. Saladrigues, prolific Catalan artist, whose art focuses on the study of audiences, channels of reception, and the conditions that spectators come up against.



Cover art for this issue is by Japanese artist Yasuko Fujioka.

28

Feb

15 things I learned at Social Media Week NYC

I only went to two events at the recent Social Media Week in New York, but yet, I learned so much! My favorite event was “The Future of Giving: Storytelling, Big Data, Crowdfunding, and Finding New Donors” hosted by iGiveMore.org. Although the event was about charity fundraising, the things that I learned there are universally applicable to communicating with your audience via social media and more.

  1. Build an online presence that will inspire and has a great user and donor experience.
  2. The giving experience is really important and must be pleasant, easy and quick.
  3. Understand your audience, who are they, where do they spend their time, etc.
  4. Social media changes fast, thus be adaptive and find the best possible ways to engage with your community — for example, many young people are over Facebook and prefer Instagram.
  5. People want to share things that are positive, inspire, educate, i.e. meaningful content.
  6. Tweet at people directly, to start a conversation.
  7. Allow people to share their stories on your social media sites.
  8. Mobile optimized websites are crucial for non-profit organizations, since half the people donating and checking out websites are on mobile.
  9. People to people email marketing + communication is still very important.
  10. It’s important to send messages that can be forwarded, most mass email opens are dismal, hence personalized emails to specific people who will share are important.
  11. Analyzing + understanding data is very important! Who is sharing, what, when, how + why.
  12. Storytelling is key in getting donations, see Indiegogo, etc where the videos are the crucial element to getting money.
  13. Also, carefully consider what the story of your organization is and how to best share that story.
  14. Make sure that the donations are traceable and that people can see how their money has been used and the good that it is doing.
  15. Always remember, the web is about person to person communication, connections and sharing not just for having an online brochure.

04

Feb

Arriving soon! An interactive journey with 4 creators through 4 of Europe’s the most creative + livable cities by Ten-Q Magazine at  1Qinspire.me.

Arriving soon! An interactive journey with 4 creators through 4 of Europe’s the most creative + livable cities by Ten-Q Magazine at 1Qinspire.me.

Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I think everyone struggles with self-love” — Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP. Amazing talent, amazing legacy. Drugs take away so much. Get help today, if you need it.

Photo by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

“I think everyone struggles with self-love” — Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP. Amazing talent, amazing legacy. Drugs take away so much. Get help today, if you need it.

Photo by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

04

Oct

What a grand way to say au revoir — from body paint, to carousels, to escalators, to feather headgear — amazing. I absolutely love Marc Jacobs’ final ”black on black” defilé for Louis Vuitton in Paris, for Spring/Summer 2014.

01

Oct

Love this living + breathing, ever changing logo for University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland by Finnish design firm Bond. Click here to see full branding.

Love this living + breathing, ever changing logo for University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland by Finnish design firm Bond. Click here to see full branding.