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Interview with CompKarma

CompKarmaI should've shared this sooner, I was recently interviewed on CompKarma, an awesome blog all about helping newbies break into advertising. I hope you all find the interview informative yet funny. Brian Cheung, founder of CompKarma, was absolutely great chatting with. I drew him a portrait as thanks, which you can find on the interview's page. I recommend checking out the rest of their site, there's a ton of useful information on there written by those working in the ad industry. Their posts are all simple, easy to read, and filled with humor. There's even an article that compares portfolio sites to ninja turtles.

As seen in: London

Got this in the mail yesterday: Shortlist, a London magazine, featured my work! They were really friendly when they contacted me about it, and were willing to send me a copy in the mail! It's one thing to see online news articles and blog posts about that book design, but to have something printed about it feels genuine and inspiring.

As seen in: Italy

Just got this in the mail last week: I was lucky enough to get a copy of Sole24Ore, an Italian newspaper that wrote about a design I did. It was very surreal seeing it in-person. The newspaper is printed on a tan/pinkish paper, something I've never seen before. A big thanks to Francesco for sending it to me! You can read his translation here.

Graphis Poster Annual 2014

spidey_graphisMy Spider-man poster is set to be published in the Graphis Poster Annual 2014. You can check it out the Graphis live viewing (and kindly vote for it) here!

Site news: I'll be making some updates to my portfolio before the end of this week, so keep an eye out for that!

Ganzo!

Italian article downsizedCorrect me if I'm wrong, but I believe ganzo translates to cool in Italian! A friendly Italian emailed that my Fahrenheit 451 book design and I were mentioned in an Italian newspaper, Sole24Ore. A big thanks to Francesco for alerting me about this and for willing to send me a copy in the mail! My work was also featured in the Chicago Tribune, but I have no clue when that published... Translation: Fahrenheit 451 never ends to fascinate, mostly because of the thick symbology it has. This cover isn't realized (maybe too much expensive), but it's a project of Elizabeth Perez, made for a design academy. The solution of the match and of the abrasive paper on the flange for rubbing is endearing. On the other hand, it must be remembered that, in the 60s, were made for this book some beautiful fireproof covers, that today are valued on the antiquarian market thousands dollars.

Spreading like Wildfire

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My Fahrenheit 451 book design got insanely popular in a short amount of time. Many of you reading this post now were most likely brought to my site because of it, and I thank you for that. As of writing this post, it's reached over 900,000 views. This site has gotten over 25,000 hits this week alone, and I've been bombarded with hundreds of kind emails asking where the book can be purchased (it's not for sale because it's a concept design). Although I haven't had the time to respond to each email I've received, I've read each and every one of them and loved them all. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write to me.

It's been tremendously inspiring to see something that is not a cat video or a silly GIF get popular online. I'm so proud that something I put my sweat and tears into received so much recognition. This experience has been extremely motivating for me, and I hope I can create more work in the future that is as impactful and inspiring to others.

I made this piece during my time at The Austin Creative Department, and great ad/creativity school in Austin, TX.

Here are just a few of the sites that featured the book design:
The Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Reddit, Gizmodo, Gizmodo Japan, imgur, CrackaJack, Mediabistro, Slow Robot, NOTCOT, Laughing Squid, Jessica J. Johnston, IdeaFixa, Flavorwire, Neatorama, and many, many more sites.

Bonus: Out of hundreds of wonderful message I've gotten about the book design and my other work, I only received one negative email. Which is shocking, considering that the internet is a notoriously mean place. Here's that email for your enjoyment!

2013 Austin ADDY’s

I'm excited to share that I've won an award at this year's Austin ADDY's, a creative advertising award show for in Austin, TX. I won't find out what won until the award show on February 28th. Fingers' crossed I take home gold! Admittedly, I'm nervous as hell- it's my first professional award show.

Frankly, I think anyone able to figure out the ADDY submission process should get an award by default.

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