Travel: Seattle

Seattle

Last week I took a trip to Seattle for the first time. Despite what many people say about the weather it only rained once and the other days were pretty sun. Seattle has a great mix of mid-size city feel, surrounded by green lush, water and a ton of outdoor activities to do. The city is really walkable and is ranked 4th friendliest biking city in America.

Pike Market in Seattle
Pike Market

Gum Wall in Seattle
Gum Wall

Fishing Boat

Elliot Bay
Elliot Bay

If you visit Seattle, be sure to check out the EMP Museum (Experience Music Project). Contrary to the name, the museum also includes a Sci-Fi and Horror Film section which I liked. The architecture around the EMP is also really interesting.

EMP Museum in Seattle
EMP Museum

EMP Museum in Seattle
EMP Museum

EMP Museum in Seattle
EMP Museum

Fremont Bridge, Seattle
Fremont Bridge

Grand Central Arcade
Grand Central Arcade

Fremont, Seattle
All Green Everything

Shipping Port
Shipping Port

Twin Falls Trail
Twin Falls Trail

Twin Falls Trail

There’s no lack of food choices in Seattle either, thanks to the diverse city the options are pretty comparable to NYC. Some of the places we ate and I recommend include Westward, Mikes Noodle House in the Chinatown, Pie Bar (Alcohol and Pies) and Taylor’s Shellfish, both in Capital Hill. The Seafood at Pikes Market is really good and while your there check out Oriental Mart, a small tucked away Filipino restaurant that’s amazing.

Westward, Seatte
Westward

Westward, Seattle
Westward

4 Things Recruiters Look for in a Design Portfolio

4 Things Recruiters Look for in a Design Portfolio

Shutterstock recently posted an article on 4 Things Recruiters Look for in Design Portfolio. I’m honored to have my site mentioned in this article. I’m constantly tweaking my portfolio to make sure it stays relevant and presented in the best way possible so I’m glad it’s paying off.

For anyone looking to spruce up their portfolio or gain more work leads, this is a good read.

Travel: Austin, Texas

Austin Texas

Over the 4th of July weekend I took a trip out to Austin, Texas for the first time. We spent most of our time doing outdoor activities and of course, eating. The vibe of the city is really laid back and people are ridiculously nice. I guess coming from New York, I didn’t find the city to be that “weird” except for all the angled parking, that was kind of strange. Overall, we had a great time and hope to come back again sometime.

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Old Snack Stand

Driskill Hotel

If you like outdoor things to do, Austin has no shortage of that.
Hamilton Pool
Hamilton Pool

Lady Bird Lake
Lady Bird Lake

Blue Point National Park
Blue Hole National Park

Give

Austin is the capital of food trucks and their literally everywhere you go. Here’s some photos just from 2 of the many ones we ate at.
Micklethwait Craft Meats
Micklethwait Craft Meats

Micklethwait BBQ in Austin, Texas

Gourdough's Donuts
Gourdough’s Donuts

Gourdough's Donuts
Miss Shortcake (Cream cheese icing with fresh strawberries) and Flying Pig (Bacon with maple syrup)

Old abandoned building in Austin
Old abandoned building in East Austin

Road Trip: Syracuse

This past weekend I took a road trip up to Syracuse to visit some friends. It was a nice to get away from the city for a couple of days. I was really fortunate to receive a loaner car for the trip thanks to Drive The District. The Cadillac ELR was insanely nice, definitely the best car I ever drove or rode in.

We spent most of our time outdoors at a farm and also picking strawberries at a field. Not my usual weekend activities but it was a good change of pace from the city life.

Cadillac ELR
Thanks to Drive The District and GM for the amazing Cadillac ELR car loan

Strawberry Picking
Strawberry Picking

Chopped Wood
Chopped Wood

Kid eating Ice Cream

Farm

Cider House

Old Farm House
Love this old white house

Old Red Barn
Red Barn