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Posted on April 29, 2013 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

technology monitoring institute - the best brief ever!!!

We’re, to come right out with it, stalkers of technology. We’re not technologists but we’re technology


And we’re incurably curious. We follow closely on the heel of emerging information technologies—

Where do they go? What do they do there? Who do they meet? Who lets them in? Who shuts them

out? Why? Whose lives do they change? For better? For worse?

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Venture Lab

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

After Vimeo came the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

Venture Lab of Stanford University, ran a ten week online course for a large amount of interested people such as mysel. We got taught on Designing Learning Environments using 21st century tools. Meeting weekly deadlines, forming groups to race to the final presentation date of our own concepts was exhilarating. Gempowered was the name of my team, made up of  ladies from South Africa, Canada, Nigeria and Kenya.


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Back to School

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Oi! Video is on my radar and more than dusting off my skills *cough* I had to reach deep and morph into learner mode!

Thats right back to school. And online is where its' at I found Vimeo Video School to be an excellent resource on DSLR Video techniques such as lighting, sound.... Dummy proof I tell you. Unlike those classes my folks paid an arm and a leg for.

What a relief to practise and explore independenty video 101.

Another boon of a resource is

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Design Indaba

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I get surprised each year that the Design Indaba is on and again I was not there physically.

I travelled via twitter yerp! First class. May I just say it was fantastic!

Thanks go out to the tweeps that kept the updates rolling in, thank you @AfroDigitalArt

Please check out the African Digital Art site for a breakdown of events features include pictures, video, you get to pitch up at...

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Carte blanche

Posted on April 4, 2011 at 7:01 AM Comments comments (0)

No, am not over reacting. It's been a bit since I got a brief that's supernova yummy. No offense to the clients I have been working with.

This brief is for a dj.

I have been a wannabe dj for a long time. To live my dream, I can brand it and acquire some fulfillment. Is what I am hoping for.

But wait!

It's not going to be plain sailing. To differentiate this design from others is going to be t...

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Font Paralysis

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 1:31 AM Comments comments (0)

Every so often a meme comes onto my radar that aptly perfectly describes a situation that I've experienced. In the BBC News article 'Do Typefaces Really Matter?' Canadian blogger Mike Batista uses the term - Font Paralysis in reference to unproductive redundant time creatives spend agonising over the right typeface for work when really, in the long run the audience really is unaffected by the choice.

Interesting ...

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Posted on July 20, 2010 at 3:54 AM Comments comments (0)

Don't tell anyone but I entered a logo competition.

My motive...the prize money.

  • 1st prize 1,838.24 USD
  • 2nd prize 1,225.49 USD
  • 3rd prize 919.118 USD

Not bad for some 10 hours of research, doodling, sketching, comping. I push other paying projects to the side telling myself 'you are a winner", and focus on this quick easy scheme. Somehow it's taking longer than I thought 10 hours becomes 20 hours, I so need to win for all the...

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Graphic Safari

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 2:18 AM Comments comments (0)

I have the priveledge of taking Graphic Safari daily courtesy of technology.

These days my tour bus comes courtesy of twitter and the posts by swots in their fields, this was from @David Airey Four techniques for combining fonts: (by @H_FJ)

My safaris can be tailor made the latest was a venture into typography.


So here is my background with fonts: I love them, I love to go into illustrator type out a sentence and see how i...

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Magic wand

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Am chaffed about this. My good friend Esther has just sent me a link to a colour palette generator.

When landing a job, you check out the brief and immediately your creative mind goes into overdrive with ideas and then the implementation needs to happen and suddenly most annoyingly a brainfreeze happens. How to execute the creative thoughts. Colours can be an issue.

Like most designers, I think in terms of pictures, sm...

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ihub winning entry logo

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 1:22 AM Comments comments (0)

urbane and sophistiunderstated (coined a new term!), it's the winning entry for Nairobi's techie hub. A location where young entrepreneurs, web and mobile phone programmers and designers can work. The dash at the end is a prompt for data entry ....? clever