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Mobile Data-visualization has a Y Axis Problem

Mobile Data-visualization has a Y Axis Problem

There is a 'trendy' design pattern, many years in use, of not displaying the Y axis on a chart in some financial mobile apps. I first noticed this in the app Robinhood. But I’ve also seen it in apps such as SoFi. Sadly, despite advocating for a change, these apps are...

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“She’s the One” Music Video by The Dogmatics

“She’s the One” Music Video by The Dogmatics

This is a follow on to an earlier post about The Dogmatics latest EP on Rum Bar Records. The band recently released a video for the first single "She's the One". This was another fun effort to participate in. The excellent garage rock aesthetic was the creative...

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New Presentation Tools Breaking Boundaries

New Presentation Tools Breaking Boundaries

Updated 10/23/2019 to include additional services. See this twitter thread for details. What is a "Presentation" in the post-PowerPoint era? There's a subtle shift in the Presentation tools landscape that's been emerging lately. Products like Google Slides, Zoho Show,...

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Buoymoji Colorways is Second in Series of iMessage Stickers

Buoymoji Colorways is Second in Series of iMessage Stickers

Buoymoji Colorways is our 2nd release of Stickers for Apple iMessage on iOS. It's available now on the Apple App Store. This latest in the series is an expanded set that features emoji in three different colors (green, white, pink) plus a few extras. The mariners...

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Collaboration with The Dogmatics and Rum Bar Records

Collaboration with The Dogmatics and Rum Bar Records

Here's a personal-perspective case study on how I had the opportunity to collaborate with the band and their label on both the recordings and design to support their latest release. The Dogmatics have contributed to the Boston rock scene since the early ’80s. Read...

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