One year ago was my first day at Exec. I was so, so nervous. Walking into the office building, walking into the elevator, pressing the 7th floor – it was scary. Somehow I had convinced these smart people to give me a job. And somehow I got a job as a designer with basically no [...]
I recently got the Book of Times, which is filled with stats of how long different activities take. I thought it’d be fun to take those stats and make some graphs about sex for Valentine’s Day.
The global average is 19.2 minutes per instance of sexual intercourse. But it varies a lot depending on country.
The Bachelor gets a bad rap. It’s been called a brain-rotting show, trash TV, a guilty pleasure. But it’s time to defend it for what it is: a masterpiece in storytelling and human psychology. We know reality TV is not real. Reality is boring, and the producers have to find a way to make it [...]
The GoDaddy kiss commercial was my favorite Super Bowl ad last night. I was watching it at a party and everyone just went crazy when they saw it. Loud groans and faces twisted in disgust. What a grand time. Funny thing is, when I watched it back today, it wasn’t that good. The ad doesn’t [...]
For the last few months I’ve been busy designing stuff for the startup I joined, Exec. I was really excited to get to design some ads that are now running around town on the MUNI busses. Here they are…
A while back I went through a breakup. This one was especially painful. But as I lay there I remembered a story a teacher once told me. Over the next few days I said it to myself over and over again…
I have this clock that ticks in my head, and with every tick it says:
Everything you ever wanted to do, everything you wanted to try: go do it now.
Do it now because one day you’ll get married and have a baby and then that will be the death of you. That will be the death of this life, of the life that you get to live one-hundred-percent for yourself…
My first job out of college was at Microsoft. I showed up at work everyday, and for the first year or so I was bright eyed and excited to be working on a product that I’d always admired, Excel.
Microsoft treated me well, but something was missing, and it wasn’t until I left that I fully figured out what it was….