“It is not only one person’s work, it’s really a partnership and collaboration during all these years.” – Christo (Artist) It’s funny how the most popular image in my portfolio, ‘Crank’ shares the same word in the company name that produced the product of the year for my business, as 2014 was coming to a close. It’s […]
I think this is my first full article for LAS in 2015. Looking back a month after the event took place, this is my bullet point of what I learned from LaxCon (in no particular order): In preparation for the event, I work in more isolation and that’s the brutal part of doing such […]
I have a “rolodex” of ideas in my mind for upcoming projects. I write some down on a list either physically in a random pile of papers, or digitally on my smartphone. I don’t get to all of them because it’s not a perfect world. But when I was sitting on a plane 4 years […]
When I was doodling lacrosse players during class back in high school, pen was my medium and notebook paper was the surface. A few times, ink would smear from my drawing hand and transfer onto my pinky finger area. A simple wash of soap and water would take care of that temporary problem. Looking back, […]
“We’re from New York City.” That was the direct response from both my friend and myself, when asked where we were from while backpacking around Europe, summer of 2000. Not “America”, or the “U.S.”, but “New York City”. I told my friend to carefully observe their faces when we said that, because it was like a surprise to […]
A little product-sneak into one of our newest Business-to-Business partnerships for 2014! Designed in Paris. Made in Italy. Official launch coming this week with full product description, but you can get it here if you can’t wait!
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee When 2013 started, we knew that a new website was to be a major goal right away. But goals, manifestly plans, do change and a lot of unexpected things came up that halted and took […]
One of my favorite pieces I did over the summer was for a client pertaining to a new and upcoming, goalie development coaching business, based in Long Island. As a goalie myself, this was “second-nature” for me and I already had the image in mind when the client (a goalie, himself) was envisioning the details […]
I know I’m going to get flak for this, but he (Dan) knew it was coming, as per his request for a write-up. This is for you, Dan Willson! In 2011, I got the amazing opportunity to play lacrosse in Thailand with a select group from Lax All Stars. I remember it clearly – getting […]
There are a lot of times where I get inquiries from groups and companies to help art direct their brand identity. So when a start-up camp located in the Tri-State area got a hold of me to commence a piece for them, it was based on one of the most difficult shots to read as […]
Last summer, I attended the CityLax Shootout to benefit the CityLax program. It was the last time I competitively stood in front of the 6′ x 6′ cage. I got the chance to do aninterview with former Harvard Lacrosse standout, and highly accomplished Hollywood producer, Chris Moore.
My recent piece and blog post: “The making of Ol’ Skool” reminded me of a situation a few years ago to revisit and revive the days when shafts were either aluminum or wood, heads were not offset and REAL stringing was “traditional”. Having such things today and going against the current trends sets the definition […]
“A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.” – William Penn (Quaker leader and Founder of Pennsylvania, 1644-1718) “You need a LIFE, outside of your life.” – Phil Dusenberry (former Chairman, BBDO-North America) 2002. Something was just missing – more like lacking. It […]
“The Dive”. It was all the rage/hype at the Johns Hopkins University “Blue Jay Lacrosse Camp” during my time in high-school in the early-to-mid 90’s, because Doug Knight (UVA) kept on doing it & doing it. Maybe those extreme “Mountain Dew” commercials, back then, were to blame? It was one of the wildest things seen […]
Here is the first piece I did for 2011 titled, the “Eck’s Factor”. It’s an action portrait of Chris Eck who is currently the face-off man for the Boston Cannons in MLL, a 2010 MLL All-Star, a member of the Team USA national/training roster and the founder of Eck’s Factor Lacrosse (teaching the fundamentals and […]