On Synthesis: Connecting the dots from basic design through multimedia

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been studying the history of British Basic Design movement, and especially, the Bauhaus.It has made me see my own path in art and design in a new way.

Revisiting what I see as the most elemental teachings in colour, visual language, and design has invigorated my curiosity, but it . . . → Read More: On Synthesis: Connecting the dots from basic design through multimedia

Rebuilding Foundations: 2012 Colour Studies – Unit 4

Unit 4: Between Black and White

Continuing with my self-directed study of colour by following the telecourse Colour: An Introduction.

(Check out all my colour assignments here.)

Here are my notes from completing this unit of study:

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The goals for this particularly large unit of . . . → Read More: Rebuilding Foundations: 2012 Colour Studies – Unit 4

Rebuilding Foundations: 2012 Colour Studies – Unit 3

Unit 3: Colour Structures

Continuing with my self-directed study of colour by following the telecourse Colour: An Introduction.

(Check out all my colour assignments here.)

These notes give more detail on my experiences while completing this unit of study:

Click image to view the gallery for this unit:

The goals for this particularly large . . . → Read More: Rebuilding Foundations: 2012 Colour Studies – Unit 3

Rebuilding Foundations: Colour Studies, Redux

Unit 1: Colour Wheel – Subtractive Primaries and Secondaries

Recently, I’ve been walking myself through a telecourse called “Colour – An Introduction”. This course intends to help anyone effectively use and appreciate colour in many different capacities. It was designed to be for a general audience, with no specific art or design training or . . . → Read More: Rebuilding Foundations: Colour Studies, Redux

I am a perpetual student.

This site is an experiment. It’s my attempt to document the wide array of personal interests, curiosities, and self-directed learning efforts which continually seem to occupy my off-hours.

My interests tend to vary – I tend to hop around a lot conceptually, in terms of what motivates or excites me.

I go through phases; minor . . . → Read More: I am a perpetual student.

Rebuilding Foundations: 2012 Colour Studies – Unit 2

Unit 2: Colour Energy

Continuing with my self-directed study of colour by following the telecourse Colour: An Introduction.

(Check out all my colour assignments here.)

These notes give more detail on my experiences while completing this unit of study:

Click image to view the gallery for this unit:

The goals for this unit of . . . → Read More: Rebuilding Foundations: 2012 Colour Studies – Unit 2

Rebuilding Foundations: 2012 Colour Studies – Unit 1

Unit 1: Basics of Colour

I thought I’d dive into a self-directed study of colour by following the 1980s telecourse Colour: An Introduction. It’s always good to re-tune your instrument once in a while.

(Check out all my colour assignments here.)

Even though I’ve worked as a designer for over 20 years, and have had . . . → Read More: Rebuilding Foundations: 2012 Colour Studies – Unit 1

On Creativity: Bruce Mau’s “Incomplete Manifesto for Growth”

I first read this piece from designer Bruce Mau about a dozen years ago. It’s still good to read these words from time to time, and take them as a personal challenge…

Incomplete Manifesto for Growth (brucemaudesign.com)

“This design manifesto was first written by Bruce Mau in 1998, articulating his beliefs, strategies, and motivations. The . . . → Read More: On Creativity: Bruce Mau’s “Incomplete Manifesto for Growth”