Passionate Ideas. Strategic Design.

For The Record:
A Collection of Lists

Contintually being updated as things change.

The things we own or believe in are an extension of one's identity. Whether it be a book, pencil, studio, or band, these such items carry meaning and weight in our day-to-day lives.

Below is my collection of people, places, and things that supplement my identity. And, for the record, these bullet points will change in time. As put by the iconic abstract artist Willem de Kooning, "I have to change to stay the same."

Below are a few lists I've always wanted to share with the world. As I was writing this page of content, I thought I may be going overboard. However, everything below is apart of me. From my personal favorites to profession resources, this page lists all of the things I love and use most. Many of the descriptions have been taken from the website of that resources. Feel free to reach out with any questions regarding the following lists.

Shot on my favorite camera: Konica Autoreflex TC, 55mm lens

Objects

The Comp Notebook
The reinvented composition notebook. Proud to have been an initial supporter.

Palomino Blackwing Pencils
The Eberhard Faber Pencil Company initially introduced Blackwing pencils in the 1930s. Their cult following included John Steinbeck and Chuck Jones, who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and many other Looney Tunes characters.

ILFORD HP5 PLUS 35mm Film
All-purpose black and white film. ISO 400 – Medium Contrast – 35 Exposures

Three Cup Classic Chemex®
I'm almost a coffee snob. I don't use a scale to weigh my grounds.

Timex Watches — The Waterbury
If you care about being on time and typography, this is the watch for you.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops

The official shoe graphic designers of mini-basketball champions.

Studios and Designers

Character
Character is a San Francisco-based branding & design agency.
Revered Creatives:  Tish Evangelista, Rishi Shourie, and Ben Pham

Collins
An independent, brand experience design company.
Revered Designers:  Brian Collins, and Matt Luckhurst

Design Army
Design army is a strategically driven creative agency that develops visual identities, creates integrated campaigns and reimagines brands.

Revered Designers:  Pum Lefebure and Jake Lefebure

Original Champions of Design
OCD is an independent branding and design agency based in New York City.
Revered Designers:  Jennifer Kinon and Bobby C. Martin Jr.

Pentagram
Pentagram is the world’s largest independently-owned design studio.
Revered Designers:  Michael Bierut, Paula Scher, Natasha Jen, Emily Oberman, and Eddie Opara

Sagmeister & Walsh
Sagmeister & Walsh is a creative agency based in New York City.

Revered Designers:  Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh

Collins
An independent, brand experience design company. Revered Designers:  Brian Collins, and Matt Luckhurst

Design Army
Design army is a strategically driven creative agency that develops visual identities, creates integrated campaigns and reimagines brands. Revered Designers:  Pum Lefebure and Jake Lefebure

Original Champions of Design
OCD is an independent branding and design agency based in New York City. Revered Designers:  Jennifer Kinon and Bobby C. Martin Jr.

Pentagram
Pentagram is the world’s largest independently-owned design studio. Revered Designers:  Michael Bierut, Paula Scher, Natasha Jen, Emily Oberman, and Eddie Opara

Perky Brothers
Perky Bros is a branding and design office in Nashville, TN. Revered Designers:  Jefferson Perky,
Lindsey Armstrong, and Rex Runyeon

Sagmeister & Walsh
Sagmeister & Walsh is a creative agency based in New York City. Revered Designers:  Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh

Design Resources

AIGA — The Professional Association for Design
As the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with more than 70 chapters and more than 25,000 members—AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force.

Fonts In Use
Fonts In Use is a public archive of typography indexed by typeface, format, and industry.

French Paper Co.
French Paper manufactures premium colored paper, colored envelopes and custom paper for graphic arts, printing, specialty, gifts and more.

Newspaper Club
Newspaper Club is here to help you make and print a newspaper. They give you the tools to turn whatever you want into newsprint, quickly and easily.

Semplice
Semplice is the first fully responsive case study portfolio system based on WordPress. Built by designers, for designers.

Working Not Working
Working Not Working is a global network of talent that’s changing the way creatives, and companies connect and collaborate.

AAF, Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance – President
July 2016 — Aug. 2017

AAF, MIADDYS – Co-Chair, Creative Director
July 2016 — Aug. 2017

AAF, MIADDYS – Creative Committee, Art Director
July 2015 — Aug. 2016

AAF, Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance – Board Member
July 2014 — Aug. 2016

AIGA, The Professional Associate for Design – Member
Aug. 2011 — Current

Books and Magazines

Books and Magazines

40 Days of Dating — Jessica Walsh & Timothy Goodman
Two good friends with opposite relationship problems found themselves single at the same time. As an experiment, they dated for 40 days.

Ambrosia
A new food magazine featuring the world's great chefs and their mostly healthy dishes, one region at a time.

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit — Mark Rosenthal
A landmark publication focused on both Rivera and Kahlo during a critical year in each of their careers; a year at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

How To — Michael Bierut
The first monograph, design manual, and manifesto by Michael Bierut, one of the world’s most renowned graphic designers.

Kern and Burn — Tim Hoover and Jessica Karle
Kern and Burn is an online and print publication that curates discussions, interviews, and essays about design entrepreneurship.

Standards Manual
1970 New York City Transit Authority / Graphics Standards Manual

National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Graphics Standards Manual

40 Days of Dating — Jessica Walsh &
Timothy Goodman

Two good friends with opposite relationship problems found themselves single at the same time. As an experiment, they dated for 40 days.

Ambrosia
A new food magazine featuring the world's great chefs and their mostly healthy dishes, one region at a time.

Communication Arts
Communication Arts magazine is the premier source of inspiration for everyone involved in visual communications.

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit — 
Mark Rosenthal

A landmark publication focusing on both Rivera and Kahlo during a critical year in each of their careers.

How To — Michael Bierut
The first monograph, design manual, and manifesto by Michael Bierut, one of the world’s most renowned graphic designers—a career retrospective that showcases more than thirty-five of his most noteworthy projects for clients as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Yale School of Architecture, the New York Times, Saks Fifth Avenue, and the New York Jets, and reflects eclectic enthusiasm and accessibility that has been the hallmark of his career.

How To Sharpen Pencils — David Rees
A practical & theoretical treatise on the artisanal craft of pencil sharpening for writers, artists, contractors, flange turners, anglesmiths, & civil servants.

Kern and Burn — Tim Hoover and Jessica Karle
Kern and Burn is an online and print publication that curates discussions, interviews, and essays about design entrepreneurship.

Kinfolk
Delving deeply into home, work, style and culture, Kinfolk promotes quality of life and connects a global community of creative professionals from London to Tokyo.

Pretty Much Everything — Aaron James Draplin
Pretty Much Everything is a mid-career survey of work, case studies, inspiration, road stories, lists, maps, how-tos, and advice.

Standards Manual
1970 NYC Transit Authority / Standards Manual
1975 NASA / Standards Manual

What Happened — Hillary Rodham Clinton
For the first time, Hillary Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history.

WIRED
Wired is a full-color monthly American magazine, published in both print and online editions, that reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics.

Bands and Musicians

Chris Stapleton
Traveller / Chris Stapleton / 2015

Earth, Wind, and Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits / EW&F / 1998

Jason Mraz
Yes! / Jason Mraz, Raining Jane / 2014

Love Is A Four Letter Word / Jason Mraz / 2012
Beautiful Mess: Live on Earth / Jason Mraz, Toca Rivera / 2009
Live at Java Joe's / Jason Mraz, Toca Rivera / 2001

John Coltrane
Blue Train / John Coltrane / 1958

Lake Street Dive
Side Pony / Lake Street Dive / 2016

Bad Self Portraits / Lake Street Dive / 2014
Fun Machine / Lake Street Dive / 2012 

Van Morrison
Astral Weeks / Van Morrison / 1968

His Band and the Street Choir / Van Morrison / 1970
Moondance / Van Morrison / 1970

Bruno Mars
24K Magic / B. Mars / 2016
Uptown Special / M. Ronson, B. Mars / 2015

Chris Stapleton
Traveller / C. Stapleton / 2015

Earth, Wind, and Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits / EW&F / 1998

Jack Johnson
En Concert / J. Johnson / 2009
In Between Dreams / J. Johnson / 2005
On And On / J. Johnson / 2003
Brushfire Fairytales / J. Johnson / 2001

Jason Mraz
Yes! / J. Mraz, Raining Jane / 2014
Love Is A Four Letter Word / J. Mraz / 2012
Beautiful Mess: Live on Earth / J. Mraz / 2009
Live at Java Joe's / J. Mraz, T. Rivera / 2001

John Coltrane
Blue Train / J. Coltrane / 1958

Justin Timberlake
The 20/20 Experience / J. Timberlake / 2013

Lake Street Dive
Side Pony / LSD / 2016
Bad Self Portraits / LSD / 2014
Fun Machine / LSD / 2012 

Van Morrison
Astral Weeks / V. Morrison / 1968
Moondance / V. Morrison / 1970
His Band and the Street Choir / V. Morrison

Films and Television

Damien Chazelle Films
La La Land / Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons / 2016
Whiplash / Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons / 2014

The Happy Film
A feature documentary that follows Stefan Sagmeister on a survey of design, love, drugs, psychology, and, possibly, fleetingly, happiness.

The Imitation Game
In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. 

J. K. Rowling Films
Harry Potter Film Series / Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson / 2001–2011
Fantastic Beasts / Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston / 2016

Miracle
Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

The Office
A fly-on-the-wall "docu-reality" parody about modern American office life, "The Office" delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Saturday Night Live
A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Sherlock
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Wes Anderson Films
The Grand Budapest Hotel / Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori / 2014
Moonrise Kingdom / Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward / 2012
Fantastic Mr. Fox / George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray / 2009
The Darjeeling Limited / Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman / 2007
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou / Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston / 2004

Damien Chazelle Films
La La Land / Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling / 2016
Whiplash /  Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons / 2014

The Happy Film
A feature documentary that follows Stefan Sagmeister on a survey of design, love, drugs, psychology, and, possibly, fleetingly, happiness.

House of Cards
This wicked political drama slithers beneath the curtain and through the back halls of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington D.C.

The Imitation Game
In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. 

J. K. Rowling Films
Harry Potter Film Series / Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson / 2001–2011
Fantastic Beasts / Eddie Redmayne / 2016

Miracle
Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

The Office
A fly-on-the-wall "docu-reality" parody about modern American office life, "The Office" delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Parks and Recreation
The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Saturday Night Live
A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Sherlock
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Wes Anderson Films
The Grand Budapest Hotel / Ralph Fiennes / 2014
Moonrise Kingdom / Jared Gilman / 2012
Fantastic Mr. Fox / George Clooney / 2009
The Darjeeling Limited / Owen Wilson / 2007
The Life Aquatic / Bill Murray / 2004

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