Awesome Sauce is and educational series that consists of animated videos, mobile games, flash cards sets, and books that I created to make design more accessible to a wider audience. Video will be release both on YouTube and Instagram. Check out the first 2 installments below.
Directed by Frank E. Abney III and produced by Paige Johnstone, CANVAS tells the story of a Grandfather who, after suffering a devastating loss, is sent into a downward spiral and loses his inspiration to create. Years later, he decides to revisit the easel, and pick up the paint brush… but he can’t do it… Continue reading CANVAS
Emory Douglas became an influential force within the Black Panther Party. Douglas’ images were printed in the newspaper, The Black Panther. His depictions of African Americans as revolutionary fighters, instead of victims, and illustrations of pigs in place of police and politicians made Douglas a hero to his community and a subject of an investigation… Continue reading 5 Facts about Emory Douglas
Augmented Reality is defined as “…an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory and olfactory.” The banal explanation is AR focuses on taking the power and connectivity of the internet with… Continue reading Augmented Reality the Future of Art & Design?
Awesome Sauce Flash Cards Awesome Sauce is a new project I started to make Web Design more accessible to young people. It’s a small part of my overall initiative to create a series of STEM-related materials. My hope is that these can be used in classrooms with limited computers by giving packs away to elementary… Continue reading Awesome Sauce Flash Cards
“Wendy Clark, better known by her stage name Lady B, is an American female rapper and radio DJ from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is one of the earliest female rappers in hip hop, and one of the first hip hop artists to record a single.”
I didn’t start smoking weed until I was in my early 20’s but my love affair with cannabis culture didn’t start until I visited Amsterdam, the weed heads Mecca. I first visited Holland on a trip with my good friends and fellow artist Rah Crawford as he was preparing for a show with Apart Media… Continue reading Wakenbake™ Cannabis Cafe: Case Study part 1
It would be an enormous understatement, and rather hackey, to comment on how this time in quarantine is changing EVERYTHING. For sure, individual lives, families, institutions, and government will all have to adapt to a dodgy economic landscape and a feeling of overall unease and insecurity. But It’s hard to look at the news and… Continue reading Finding my Ethics in Design
Welcome the first in my weekly comic series about visual design and web development. My inspiration of course here is Mr. Fred Rogers and his eternally inspirational show done with a wink and a nod. Design Note: I always begin a strip working in Manga Studio EX (now ClipArt Studio). I think it has way better flexibility for illustration than the Adobe Tools.… Continue reading A new Webcomic series that teaches marketing and design.
One of my early exposures to graphic design was via the vinyl record collections of my mother, uncle, and aunt. It was here I was swept up in the visceral nature of holding a square of exquisite illustration and typography that always had a slightly sweet and musty smell. The conventional wisdom is that in… Continue reading Reid Miles – American Graphic Designer