We are pleased to announce the recent launch of SnoopYFL.net, the official website of Snoop Dogg’s Snoop Youth Football League. Our involvement with SYFL dates back to 2004 when we were contracted by their previous web development firm to work on some Flash animation for the original SYFL site, SnoopYouthFootballLeague.com.
As a tribute to Earth Day, we turned off our office printer. But it’s a hollow gesture—like the time I gave up mountain climbing for Lent when I live in Florida. Oh well. We normally print to PDF and email instead of printing on paper. Save the trees! Nevertheless, this small tribute is symbolic of some of the small steps Sonja and I have taken to cultivate a conservation-minded lifestyle. Continue reading
I’ve received many unsolicited resumes from college grads seeking employment. Most just earned a degree in advertising or graphic design and want any job in the industry. We’re not hiring, but I can offer some advice: Continue reading
During the past few months, I’ve consulted several small companies who have left or are trying to leave their current web design company. I call them dot-refugees, and I’m always interested in finding out why they parted ways with their previous agency. They’ll talk, and I’ll listen. Sometimes it becomes apparent that the disgruntled business owner is at fault, and even the best web design company will fall short of their expectations. Continue reading
Grab a cupcake. Motionbuzz is eight years old. I started Motionbuzz as a “side business” during the summer of 2000 while working as an art director for a dot-com startup. I was 24. Nine months later (the day after I closed on my first home), my employer went belly up and laid off everyone. I was shocked, but the layoff was a blessing in disguise. The next morning, Motionbuzz became my full-time pursuit. Continue reading
Last month I was pleased to share the stage with Rebecca Zapen and Brenda David during the Songwriter’s Circle at European Street Cafe in San Marco. Songwriter’s Circle is organized by promoter Ray Lewis and singer/songwriter Larry Mangum and “features three regional songwriters presenting their original music in the listening room environment.” Continue reading