[Sense of place]…is a combination of characteristics that makes a place special and unique. Sense of place involves the human experience in a landscape, the local knowledge and folklore. Sense of place also grows from identifying oneself in relation to a particular piece of land on the surface of planet Earth.
This week, I was tasked with the question: What is the difference (if any) between creative writing, and interpretive writing?
I have always considered myself to be a champion of language. By that, I do not mean that I am particularly awesome or competitive or even accomplished. Rather, I am an active supporter – I believe in language, in its function to reveal and cultivate understanding and in its mystique. I am also steadfast in the power it holds. Language is the most powerful resource we, as humans, have. It is how we communicate, how we think, and how we experience the world. (more…)
February 2009. Do you know what is special about that particular month? It’s the month this blog, Behind the Scenes with Taylor Studios, launched. A few months after that February, I met Gini Dietrich at a seminar she gave in Indianapolis about social media called, Social Media Boot Camp: Making Sense of it All. Gini is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich and the brains behind “Spin Sucks” a PR blog aiming to change the perception of public relations. As Gini says, “we’re [not] all spin doctors, liars, party planners, club hoppers, and magicians.” She told me when we met she had a goal of writing a book. While it’s taken a little longer than I think she anticipated, (in her defense she coauthored another book, survived a recession, reorganized her company, and grew the “Spin Sucks” blog to one with over 45,000 monthly readers) her book, Spin Sucks: Communication and Reputation Management in the Digital Age, is here! (more…)
March 31st, 2014
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” -Henry Ford
This is one of my favorite quotes and I have it posted on a wall in my office. It is so true not only at work as Art Director for an exhibit design-build studio, but also in life being a father and husband. As much as I realize this, I still struggle with it as a manager and a father. (more…)
First off, let’s define an infographic, an infographic organizes information visually in an interesting and relevant way in an effort to gain and hold the audiences’ attention until that information is consumed and understood. It’s not just a matter of simply adding color to copy or little icons here and there—a true infographic should have visual merit that reinforces the content. So how can we make successful infographics? Here are five tips to guide you! (more…)