Author: joanne

  • Brilliant lecture on depression

      It’s a scary thought that obesity by 2020 will be the number 1 disease that affects the western world. What is even more surprising is depression will be number 2 by 2020. Professor Robert Sapolsky has an excellent lecture on the effects of depression and how is it a real biological disease like diabetes.…

  • Booko

    Originally when I set up this book it was also meant to catalogue tools I may find useful as well as documenting my learning process. Lately I feel that my learning is on a bit of a holiday. If you are like me and love books but don’t always have the budget to buy a…

  • Quote

    Every day – your job, the government, your addiction, your depression, your money – you feel like you can’t control the forces affecting your fate. So, you stage microrevolts. You customize your ringtone, you paint your room, you collect stamps. You choose. Choices, even small ones, can hold back the crushing weight of helplessness, but…

  • John Currin

    Lately I’ve been brushing on my art history or art present rather. I dislike the term “art history” or placing art into categories, I believe that all art from any genre as played a significant role. One artist that has been of interest to me lately is John Currin. His work is a bit odd, unsettling…

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    Whether one is a designer, an attorney, a senior chef, a young stage actor, or a practicing physician; there’s a word for professionals who have stopped pursuing an education: obsolete. – Design Professionalism I suggest everyone read design professionalism, from every design discipline (Industrial, Web, Graphic, Product, Instructional)

  • The truth

  • Quote

    “If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.”  – David Ogilvy

  • The future of storytelling

    I recently brought (the unfortunately named) ipad 2. It is a great product, there are some flaws but that is not what I wanted to post about. The above video shows what I believe is the future of storytelling for children. Books are able to become more interactive and immersing for the users. This is…

  • 29 Ways to Stay Creative

    29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU on Vimeo. There are more but this isn’t my list.

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    Just about everyone I know and work with I first met online. And, although well-done portfolio services have their place, neither I nor anyone at Happy Cog has ever hired someone purely (or even largely) on the basis of their portfolio. It’s all about how you present yourself online. Before I even meet you, do I…