Ritesh Reddy: Discovering Creative Freedom through Play and Exploration (#49)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Play is the vaccine for all of life's woesRitesh Reddy This conversation will wake up your inner child! Today I'm joined by RITESH REDDY! Ritesh Reddy is a 'funsultant' from India. In this conversation we talk play, why it matters, death, why Ritesh is… Continue reading Ritesh Reddy: Discovering Creative Freedom through Play and Exploration (#49)

Andrew Yu — Blending Analytical Rigor with Art, Product Management and Creativity (#46)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube It's all about action. Seriously, screw potential, screw all that nonsense...the question I ask myself is: what can I actually do today?Andrew Yu This conversation will stimulate your medulla oblongata. Today I'm joined by Andrew Yu (@andrewcyu)! Andrew Yu is a product manager, illustrator,… Continue reading Andrew Yu — Blending Analytical Rigor with Art, Product Management and Creativity (#46)

Binary code is made out of ones and zeros

https://youtu.be/f-zSe6qo89k 1101110010110110101 (don't bother translating, I typed at random.) Ones and zeros. Binary code can't be only zeros, otherwise everything's null and void. Can't have only ones either because ones make zeros effective. In binary code, ones and zeros need to mingle around. Ones and zeros interlock, intersect, and interplay to form a cohesive whole.… Continue reading Binary code is made out of ones and zeros

You missed your chance.

Because you overslept. Because you weren't looking. Because you arrived too late, too soon, unprepared, unexpected. Or, you simply didn't care. But that's okay. You will have another chance 3 seconds from now. Missed it? 12 minutes from now. Missed it? An hour. Missed that? Tomorrow. That one too? Next Wednesday. Next month. Next year...… Continue reading You missed your chance.

Worse is not better than good.

What is the most important tool that every creator needs? Is it diligence? The perfect cup of coffee? The silence of dawn before the family wakes up? Is it sight? A brain full of magical ideas? A handy-dandy notebook to write down those magical ideas? Ambition? A network of High Class Connections? Nope. None of… Continue reading Worse is not better than good.

The first domino

My first freelance gig was to create a trailer for Writer's Bloc, an online community of essayists, bloggers, and newsletter authors. I did it for free. This was my first domino. The project led me to landing my next gig, and my first paid gig, and my second paid gig... The next domino can't topple… Continue reading The first domino

How I Design: Creating a Trailer for Ali Abdaal’s Part-Time YouTuber Academy

Hello! I was hired to by Ali Abdaal (@AliAbdaal) to create a trailer for his online course, The Part-Time YouTuber Academy. (If you've got an online course with a dedicated cohort and lot of leftover zoom recordings, click here to see my work.) https://youtu.be/-QSXl-yeqKQ This post is the first in a series I'm calling How… Continue reading How I Design: Creating a Trailer for Ali Abdaal’s Part-Time YouTuber Academy

It’s good to be an influencer.

Influencer. We say it as if it's a bad thing. A modern definition of influencer: someone who does a very good job at convincing someone else that the path to happiness and wealth is found by posting stuff on social media. Your favorite rapper influences you. Your favorite guitarist influences you. I wish we could… Continue reading It’s good to be an influencer.

People make babies.

If I were to ask you who you work for, you would point to someone. Them. That's who I work for. This is the correct answer, even if you're self-employed. You never work for just yourself. You are always working for other people. Who decides to become a phenomenal painter only to hide all their… Continue reading People make babies.

Rockets: A Year of Posts

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.Van Gogh Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of my daily blog. I knew I'd make it this far, but I didn't think I'd come out alive. But I'm still alive. I'm still writing.And… Continue reading Rockets: A Year of Posts