Category: Life

4th Annual Magic of Memories Dinner

I attended the 4th Annual Magic of Memories Dinner on April 28th, 2007 with my good friend Angela Cronk. In November of last year, Angela asked if I’d be interested in helping design the logo, in-store posters and invitations for the Magic of Memories fundraising campaign. The campaign’s goal was to raise money with Paul Mitchell the School and benefits Leeza’s Place, The Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, and Vidal Sassoon’s Hairdressers Unlocking Hope on behalf of Habitat for Humanity. It was a honor to have been involved in this project, and to have been invited to the dinner as well. It took place at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, and was hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Winn Claybaugh. Representatives from each organization spoke about their involvement, what they benefit and followed with a video presentation for the audience as well. Mike Helm, from The Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation spoke about Andrew Gomez, a student who tragically took his own life during personal hardships, the goal of their organization is to provide help to those in need, much like Andrew did during his own lifetime. Leeza Gibbons and Dr. James Huysman spoke about The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, which was started to benefit caregivers and families of individuals with declining mental health. Leeza Gibbons’ own mother suffered from Alzhiemers disease before she passed away and now she is calling attention to millions of families, like her’s, that know the frustration and heartache of memory disorders. It was an honor, and humbling, to meet Ms. Gibbons and be personally thanked for my involvement in the project. Vidal Sassoon spoke about Hairdressers Unlocking Hope, which is an organization that is working with Habitat for Humanity to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina by rebuilding New Orleans. He painted the picture of his own… 

Gone Freelance

As of the beginning of April, I’ve left my job as Senior Web Devloper at Evolve Media, to work for myself and build a business doing graphic design and web development. I’ve recently updated my portfolio with some new projects, but I have a lot more work to add and I’m working on updating my website as well. If you’re in need of some help with some work, feel free to use the contact form or drop me a line

Street Scene

I got a last minute call from my friend Dan on Friday, he’d scored two tickets to Street Scene in San Diego, I couldn’t refuse. After a nice long drive, traffic wasn’t too bad, we got in around 9 and the place was packed. I heard that it used to be in the Gas Lamp District, hence the name, “Street Scene,” but ths year it was in the Qualcom parking lot. There was a variety of bands and acts set up for the two day event, yet we showed up at 9, which was fine in my book, I only wanted to see two performances that night, Bad Religion and Wu-Tang Clan. Of course, they were scheduled to perform at the same time, but Bad Religion was on a little earlier so we thought we could get a little bit of both. Before I describe the night, let me let anyone know that though I own almost all the albums of each group, I’d never seen them live. This is the opposite of Dave Matthews Band, I didn’t own any of their albums and my first experience was a concert, I was sold after that and saw probably two shows a year for about five years. I was pretty stoked to see both groups in the same night. We headed over to Bad Religion first, they started earlier than Wu-Tang and the Wu was a bit late anyway, so we wanted to catch a bunch of songs before we headed over to the other stage. I was blown away, I’d seen some old local bands such as Pennywise and Farside around here back in the day, but Bad Religion went off, they’re still just as good as they’re albums, they did “You,” “Generator,” and a couple from the newer albums,…