My first creations of the day

I read (or heard) once from Tim Ferris that he tries to start each day by creating something. He mentioned that taking inputs either from email or social media can often leave you drained the rest of the day. I can’t find a quote anywhere on the internet but just know that a) that’s basically what he said and b) it sounds like something he would say so you’ll have to take my word for it. Regardless, in late 2019, I made it a goal to start each day by creating something. Currently, as of writing this (mid-May 2020) I do not have this habit down perfectly. Often it’s not the very first activity that I start my day with but often it’s the first thing I do during my workday. As of writing, a common pattern is to check social media when I first start my day, which is a habit that I am trying to break. Also, shout out to Derek Sivers for inspiring the idea of publically publishing these creations. I was listening to an interview with him on the Yo! Podcast with Rob Hope and poking around his website when his ‘now’ page concept caught my attention. 

Explore the collection

Below is a collection of my first creations of the day for the past few months. I am going to try the reasonable goal of publishing 2-3 per week. You will find designs, code, writing, photography, & anything else I deem “creative.” I will skip some days for reasons of privacy to my clients, personal projects, or my friends and I will often omit personal information. Feel free to explore the collection and hopefully it continues to grow.

Topographic Color Study

Topographic Color Study

This is just a quick study in some earth tones and a new process that I am working on to produce graphic from topographical data. I really like the color combos and the way the color slightly graduates in the topographic lines. About the topographic design tools: I...

Nav Menu for a private security firm

Nav Menu for a private security firm

Sharpen Prompt: Create a nav menu for a private security firm. Time limit: 15 mins I tried to create a simple color scheme, layout, and text layout that inspires quick action. I really like the results! About Sharpen: Sharpen is a simple idea generator for quick...

Photo update of my life for my grandma

Photo update of my life for my grandma

My Grandma sends Christmas money every year and I wanted to send out a nice little update about what I had been up to for the last year in the form of some photographs of my travels, gatherings and otherwise. I included some photos of me from my trip to Maine and...