Notes from the Studio

Domus Vulgus

DOMUS VULGUS APNAVI THACKER March 11 2010 – April 13 2010 Opening: Thursday, March 11 at 6:30pm 45 W. 21st Street, 2nd Floor The Guild Art Gallery is pleased to present, Domus Vulgus, the New York debut show of Contemporary Indian artist Apnavi Thacker. Born in Bombay, India and brought up in Geneva, Switzerland, Apnavi Thacker grew up benefiting from two very different cultures. Her experiences in both cities have had a major impact on her work. Apnavi is a self-taught artist, although she gained valuable knowledge and experience during her two years of training under the guidance of Bose … Keep Reading»


Are You a Design Partner or a Service Provider?

Do you have your client’s best interest in mind or are you just looking to provide a service and collect a check? Do find yourself making suggestions on how to improve your client’s business, website, branding etc, or is “they didn’t ask for that” a regular phrase you use? Really think about this for a minute, because it makes all the difference in the world. A service provider literally does what they are told to, whether they agree with it or not, whether they know of a better, more effective way to approach a project or not. Generally their main … Keep Reading»


Design a Tote Bag for Strand

If you’ve ever wanted to design one of those awesome tote bags for Strand Books, here’s your chance! Starting March 1, 2010, artists from around the world are invited to submit original illustrations featuring the Strand Book Store. They have some really cool prizes, including a free SVA Continuing Ed class! Checkout the contest web page for more details. Good luck!


What Daily Meditation Can Do for Your Creativity

I wanted to share this article I found while browsing online. It’s from the 99% blog, written by Mark McGuinness. It’s funny because it’s one of those “I know, I know” things. But we never put it into practice. A lot of times we find ourselves with a creative block and our initial reaction is to focus even more energy and force the creativity to come, which leads to frustration and further block. Meanwhile a quick break can make all the difference, it will clear your mind and allow those ideas that are struggling to get through actually reach us. … Keep Reading»


Just Launched: Nadia Natario Photography

Very excited to announce the new and improved Nadia Natario Photography website! Nadia is a multicultural, multifaceted photographer currently based in Barcelona. She has an extensive portfolio with everything from Live Concert Photography (Amanda Palmer, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Cure, Placebo, Paramore, as well as Give It A Name and Warped tours) to photojournalism essays covering causes such as Autism and Domestic Violence. Nadia is truly an exceptional photographer and I am so proud to have designed a website that showcases her talent. Please take a moment to look at her work http://www.nadianatario.com


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