Couple of quick shots from the snow storm the other day.
I recently designed a poster for The Poster Cause Project, an online effort that donates 50% of the profits sold from the posters to a new charity every month. The 12 x 18 (300 dpi, cmyk) poster I created is limited to only 25 prints for only $20. Help the cause and buy one today. Also check out all the other posters designed by other artists on the roster.
2010 was a very busy and successful year for me, I had the opportunity to experience and do a lot of things for the first time. A lot of traveling, working with new clients and just hanging out with my girlfriend and friends around New York. Here’s a quick look back throughout the year.
In February, my girlfriend and I found a new apartment in Brooklyn which was a huge upgrade from our previous one in Chinatown. I really wanted to stay in the city and was very hesitate on moving into Brooklyn, but I have to admit the apartment we found is pretty badass. It’s not everyday in New York you have a dishwasher, washer/dryer, a/c unit and heat in your own apartment.
I also finally made a purchase on a new camera which I wanted for years. My old camera was a Canon 10D, one of Canons first DSLR cameras from maybe 6-7 years ago. I was definitely past due for an upgrade and couldn’t resist the 5D Mark II. You can view some of the photos I took with this on my Flickr.
In March we went to Europe for the first time and visited London, Paris and Amsterdam. The trip was a little tight trying to squeeze in 3 cities in just over a week but I can’t complain at all. I ate escargot for the first time in Paris and I have to admit, those snails are pretty damn good.
While summer lingered around for the next couple of months, we hosted a couple of small BBQ’s on our roof which had a great view overlooking the city. The little Weber grill held up the entire summer and survived the onslaught of kabobs, sausages, steaks, bratwurst, vegetables, hot dogs, burgers and so on….
At this point some of you may be wondering if I worked at all so far in the year and the answer is yes. Unfortunately, without calling out any names or companies, I did about 5-6 months worth of projects which included a variety of interactive, video, and branding work, only to find out that I was not allowed to post any of it or use any of it in my portfolio. Mixed feelings and a lesson well learned…
November came around and it was definitely the most traveling I have ever done. First I flew out to Taiwan to meet my family which was an 18 hour flight. When I arrived we were there for about a day and half before flying out again to Seoul, Korea. We joined a tour group which had the earliest itinerary possibly available and woke up at 6 am everyday and did not come back to the hotel until 9-10 pm. We spent hours on the bus driving from one place to another but we did get to a see a variety of things that I know would not be possible if not for the grueling early schedule. I spent about 2 weeks in Asia before flying back to New York to pick up my girlfriend to fly out to Europe again.
In Europe we visited Rome and Venice and had a nice little Thanksgiving dinner, Venetian style with a ton of seafood.
In December I was glad to see 2 of the projects I worked on (MTV Music Meter, Ciroc The Next Move) were able to launch before the end of 2010. I worked on other projects that are in the pipeline so I’m hoping early 2011 those will be launching as well. I’m thankful for an awesome 2010 and anxious to see how 2011 turns out. Thanks to all the great clients that I had an opportunity to work with.