Our BizSpark Canada Commission

This was a nice little gig: A large print for Bizspark Canada. Three thoughts: 1. This is my first Microsoft gig for a while [Bizspark is part of their massive startup outreach program], so it felt good to be back in the ol’ saddle again. 2. This piece is a riff on a familiar theme […]

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[Buy the print!] [Subscribe] This cartoon was originally a personal business card I designed for Microsoft’s Jeff Sandquist. He wanted a card that he could hand out to both techies and “civilians”, both at business and social events. It’s a common theme among most of my peers- we’re totally consumed by our careers, yet we […]

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cube grenade: jeff sandquist

Jeff Sandquist, Robert Scoble’s old boss at Microsoft’s Channel Nine, commissioned me to design this business card for him. He wanted a design that worked for both techies and non-techies alike. Something that made him appear both good at his job, but still a human being etc. Fun! Thanks, Jeff! [Commission your own Cube Grenade […]

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does your schtick have a good creation myth? if not, maybe it needs one?

1. Silicon Valley was born in 1939, when Messieurs Hewlett & Packard started their company in a small garage in Paulo Alto. 2. In his book, “Delivering Happiness”, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh speaks of  in great length about “The Loft”, a place where all his friends used to hang out and party, and how this sense […]

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things i wish my phone did dot com

Things I wish my phone did. Dot com. It’s a website we’re building for our client, Line2. It should be up in a wee bit… we’re hoping to have a lot of fun with it- an “Idea Amplifier”, as it were. Re. The cartoon above: No matter how much you love your new state-of-the-art phone, […]

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“the object-idea”: the future of what used to be called advertising

I’ve been working on a problem lately… “Purpose Idea” plus “Social Object” equals…???? The Social Object, in a nutshell, is the reason two people are talking to each other, as opposed to talking to somebody else. Human beings are social animals. We like to socialize. But if think about it, there needs to be a […]

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dying is no way to live

[A little Blue Monster “cube grenade” I designed for my old buddy over at Microsoft, Steve Clayton.] As I’ve said many times before, the best thing about being a blogger is the people you get to meet. Case in Point: White Box Edibles nominated themselves for the Cube Grenade competition I’ve currently got going on. […]

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daily bizcard 042: robert scoble

Today’s “Daily Bizcard”, goes to my old blogging buddy, Robert Scoble. Scoble was the pretty much the first celebrity blogger to be working at Microsoft. I thought what he did for the company then was tremendous- he really tried to shake the company culture up for the better, and he often succeeded. He now works […]

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how to get a $10,000 cube grenade for free

[The Cube Grenade for Shit Creek Consulting ] [UPDATE:  We’ve changed the rules. You have to nominate a friend- you can’t nominate yourself. Details here.] gapingvoid is giving away a free commissioned Cube Grenade to the business or organization with the most interesting idea. I draw Cube Grenades for a living. They’re quite expensive. Several […]

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daily bizcard 12: james governor

Today’s “Daily Bizcard” design, “I’m Not Dying”, goes to my favorite tech consultant, James Governor. James and his partners have a small tech consultancy firm, Redmonk, which handles blue chip clients like Microsoft, SAP, Dell etc. Redmonk have an interesting (and highly effective) way of marketing themselves. Because they come up with so many ideas, […]

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