January 2, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Skiing at Anthony Lakes on New Year’s Eve

Yes. That is a video of me skiing down Trouble Creek on New Year's Eve at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort.

Happy New Year, everyone. Below are some scenic panoramas that my daughter Rachel and I shot at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort and stitched together in Photoshop.

March 9, 2018Comments are off for this post.

PIMCO Hong Kong Trams – Part Deux

I just received some nice photos of the six trams and four tram shelters that we designed for PIMCO's Q4 2017 Brand Campaign blitz in Hong Kong. This is the second year in a row that Team One created designs for Hong Kong trams. Definitely a fun project to work on, and I am happy to get photos this year - though next year I hope we can get some night shots.

One side of the trams features the headline in English "We didn't invent fixed income, but we reinvent it every day.", and the other side the same in traditional Chinese. The shelters have Chinese headlines that translate to "Architects of opportunity." "Architects of ideas." and "Architects of fixed income."

It's great to see the quality printing that was done in Hong Kong with virtual supervision via digital proofing in Los Angeles. Special thanks to my design team of Brooke Barttelbort and Brian Doyle for helping out on this extremely fast turnaround project.

I just received some nice photos of the six trams and four tram shelters that we designed for PIMCO's Q4 2017 Brand Campaign blitz in Hong Kong. This is the second year in a row that Team One created designs for Hong Kong trams. Definitely a fun project to work on, and I am happy to get photos this year - though next year I hope we can get some night shots.

One side of the trams features the headline in English "We didn't invent fixed income, but we reinvent it every day.", and the other side the same in traditional Chinese. The shelters have Chinese headlines that translate to "Architects of opportunity." "Architects of ideas." and "Architects of fixed income."

It's great to see the quality printing that was done in Hong Kong with virtual supervision via digital proofing in Los Angeles. Special thanks to my design team of Brooke Barttelbort and Brian Doyle for helping out on this extremely fast turnaround project.

August 9, 2017Comments are off for this post.

PIMCO Hong Kong Trams

In Q2 of 2017, PIMCO ran a refresh of the Hong Kong Tram Wraps I designed. The new creative featured two topical headlines for PIMCO Income Solutions: "Where can investors find income in a low-yield environment?" and "Income can't wait for the right market conditions." Both in English and Traditional Chinese.

May 7, 2017Comments are off for this post.

Unbelievably clear goldfish tank

This goldfish tank is filled and surrounded by my late mother's knick-knacks, and sits upon her credenza from my childhood home in Baker City where it catches the early morning sunlight. It also has an RGB LED light on top so looks spectacular at night.

When you sit and watch the fish in this tank, the combination of sun rays and seeing outdoors right through the tank make it seem like the fish are just floating in air.

When I first moved this tank to the window, it would bloom algae within three days of a good cleaning, and the glass would be impossible to see-through. When I switched to a Marineland C-220 whisper-silent canister filter, the algae blooms stopped and the water became very clear. When I added the (kind of noisy) air bubbler, within three days the water was crystal clear, and has stayed that way ever since. Even the growth on the ceramic pig has stopped, and that used to turn completely green.

It took many months to get this healthy ecosystem running smoothly. Time will tell if this new system can maintain the clarity.

November 16, 2016Comments are off for this post.

PIMCO Hong Kong Tram Designs

As part of their global brand campaign from Team One USA, American investment management firm PIMCO are making a media splash in Hong Kong with a fleet of eight sexy double-decker tram wraps. Featuring brand messages in both English and Traditional Chinese, the trams are completely covered with graphic visuals. It is always exciting and challenging to design for custom media placements like these electric trams. I just received these spectacular location photos from the media outlet, and they put a big smile on my face.

If you see one of these bad boys on the street, please take a photo and send it to me.

Here are some of my original comps, and photos of the real thing taken by the OOH agency in Hong Kong.

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