Are Business Cards Still Necessary?

Are Business Cards Still Necessary? Every time I slip someone my email or LinkedIn, some part of me questions the need for business cards. Especially here, in Southeast Asia, where so much of business goes on over social media. Instead of over Slack chat or Skype, many internal teams here use Facebook for group communication. […]

FOMO – A Hand Lettering Case Study

FOMO – A Hand Lettering Case Study   Inspiration for hand lettering pieces can come from anywhere. A recent spark came recently, in Vietnam, while I was speaking to a guy about relocating. He was contemplating moving from Saigon to a small beachside town a few hours away to get more work done. For him […]

The Importance of Time Tracking

The Importance of Time Tracking Keeping track of hours is one of the most important tasks in a project. Proper and diligent time tracking can tell you a lot about your business. From potential bottlenecks in your process that suck team members’ time to the real costs vs. profit of your gigs. When I started […]

Case Study: Urbanland “Structure” Award Event

Case Study: Urbanland “Structure” Award Event Urbanland is a new development company based in Cambodia with a bold view of the future of its capital, Phnom Penh. They are dedicated to designing and building high quality structures with a special emphasis on customer needs and creating a lasting contribution to the landscape and surrounding community. […]

Trust And Collaboration

Trust and Collaboration Design by committee has destroyed many a great project. You might be thinking, “But, Chris does that mean working with others is inherently dangerous?” Not as all! Effective collaboration is one of the bedrocks of delivering awesome work. Specifically, collaboration that is based on mutual respect for all party’s expertise. I enter […]

The 7 Best Songs For a Creative Rainy Season

I like to listen to music while I work, it helps keep the juices flowing and sets the mood. The sluggish onset of rainy season this year has filled me with a lot of shifting moods. You can tell by the music we’ve been listening to lately. Explore my 7 song supermix to discover music […]

The 6 Artistic Places You Have to Visit in Battambang

Inspiration can comes from anywhere. I’m a big proponent of getting away from the office from time to time and working in a new environment. It’s amazing what some fresh air, a expertly made cup off coffee, or well designed environment can do to give you fresh eyes on a project! I spent last weekend […]

Staying Creative When You’re Sick

Life can throw us curve balls sometimes. In a perfect world, we creators would always be capable of making awesome work with no physical limitation, but from time to time we all get sick or injured. Recently, I found myself laid up from a spill from my motorcycle with stitches above my eye and a […]