2012 Year In Review

I can’t believe another year has gone by so quickly. I feel like I just wrote my 2011 Year In Review not so long ago, and here I am writing another one. Here’s a quick look back at 2012 which includes the usual traveling and a lot of eating.


Taiwan Street Market
In January my girlfriend and I went to Taiwan for Chinese New Years. This was her first time in Asia, so it was fun to show her around and also experience some things I wouldn’t normally get to do when I go with family. The night-markets are definitely a must when visiting.

In March we took a quick and short road trip up to Boston. This was my first time there and if anyone is a fan of seafood, I highly recommend The Daily Catch. The restaurant is small and the wait is a bit long but it’s definitely worth it.

30th Birthday
I was dreading the month of April as I turned the big ol’ Three Zero. My girlfriend planned a really awesome surprise party and flew in two of my friends and sister from Florida. I was told the party was planned months in advance and the whole time I really had no idea about it. I guess when your trying to avoid something you don’t really think about it.

In the end, it was a great party and thanks to everyone who came out and got me smashed. So far being 30 doesn’t feel any different from 29 or 28 but we’ll see how long that lasts.

*Thanks Dave for designing the awesome banner

Los Angeles

In-N-Out Burger
We went to LA in May for a couple of days. Traffic is exactly like what you hear in the news, a nightmare. Besides that, the city is nice and diverse and I got to try the infamous In-N-Out Burger for the frist time (Animal Style). I can’t say it’s comparable to Shake Shack but it’s still pretty good.

Little Pond
Summer came along and I actually did a lot of outdoor activities this time. One of my favorite, was camping at Little Pond. I went with a pretty big group and for many of them, this was their first time sleeping in a tent. The camp site was pretty small and sadly we didn’t catch any fish in the pond, but it was still fun to get out of the city breath some fresh air.

MTV Artists
In August, one of the projects that I had been working on through-out the year, MTV Artists launched. The site is constantly evolving but for the most part it’s pretty solid. Expect some big things from this platform in 2013. It’s always a pleasure to work with the team over at MTV and I’m privileged to have worked with them these past couple of years.


Maine Lobster
In September we took another road trip, this time to Maine. Thanks to the warmer than usual winter, there was a surplus of Lobsters and that meant they were really cheap. If anyone is looking for some places to eat at, I have a list of a couple spots with photos that you can find here.

Besides the Lobsters, I have to say that Maine was better than what I expected. There’s a ton of cool antique stores on the drive from Portland to Rockport that’s worth checking out.

For the Holidays, I got the opportunity to work with another great client for the first time, Macy’s. I illustrated a couple of their characters for their annual Thanksgiving Day Parade which was used on the web, app, and installation outside of Macy’s Herald Square.

Save The Date
And finally, back in March I proposed to my girlfriend of several years and we all know what comes next. 2013 is going one of the biggest years for me and I’m excited to see how it unfolds.

Thanks to everyone who continues to read my blog, Happy 2013.