I knew I wanted to design magazines since I was 17.
I made my own in high school.
I went to college to learn how to make them.
Then as soon as I graduated, got a job designing a real magazine, and could afford my first Mac—I discovered the Web.
I’ve straddled both worlds since then. At the Ohio University, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, XPLANE | The visual thinking company, and Dachis Group I had the opportunities to make not just magazine and Web sites—but infographics, videos, maps, photos, news pages, books, identities, interfaces, training programs, posters, ads, booklets, brochures, manuals, collateral, interactive graphics, presentations, illustrations, and more.
But now that I’ve started a new company with some great people all that experience suddenly feels way more… frightening.
I better do some good work.
Wait, we’re supposed to be talking about The Social Business Journal. Founded by editors alumni Dave Gray and Peter Kim, and currently edited by Lara Hendrickson, SBJ is one of Dachis Group’s vehicles to push social business understanding and practice into every company in the world.
- Issue 1: “Everything that can be social will be“
- Issue 2: The Advocacy Era
- Issue 3: The Campaigns Issue
- Issue 4: Employee Advocacy
I loved working on it. Who wouldn’t when you were able to collaborate with great visual thinkers like Chris Roettger, great illustrators like David Vordtriede, great writers like Brian Kotlyar, great designer/technologists like Jacob Heberlie… I could go on. Anyway. The slideshow above contains what I consider the highlights of my tenure as creative director.