• Art & Design Projects

    Logo design for Pakistan Orphans Project

    My lifelong friend, Barry Casey, and his friend Wahab Sharoon, work with 35 orphans in a village in Pakistan. Together, they raise money to buy mosquito netting, tents, and cots, as well as organize projects for things like building toilets, for the children. Barry reached out to me, asking if I could design a quick and simple logo for their tiny organization, and of course I said yes … how could I not?

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    Jane De Cuir Website Design

    Out of the blue, I got an email from Jane, saying that a mutual musician friend of ours (the magical Patrice Haan) had recommended me as a website designer. And since I love working with creative clients, I dove right into making something fresh and modern for her. Jane’s roots are in her father’s favorites—Louis Jordan, Sarah Vaughan, and Gene Krupa. Her music has evolved through the decades to form her personal blend, so from one song to the next, Jane’s music moves from light jazz to heavy blues and her lyrics range from playful to the deeply spiritual. You can see why I had fun! www.JaneDeCuir.com

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    New Website Design for Fl!p & Zeke

    I was so delighted to get a call from my dear friend Fl!p saying that she needed a tiny website, like yesterday. Tiny is easy. Working with Fl!p and her sweetie Zeke is easy. So here’s the result—a bare bones musician’s website that still manages to have videos, Bandcamp song links, a blog, and some other small bells and whistles. Thanks, y’all, this was fun! You can see the website, here.

  • Art & Design Projects,  Poetry & Other Writing


    Fascinating! Mandombe or Mandombé is a script proposed in 1978 in Mbanza-Ngungu in the Bas-Congo province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo by Wabeladio Payi, who related that it was revealed to him in a dream by Simon Kimbangu, the prophet of the Kimbanguist Church. Mandombe is based on the sacred shapes and , and intended for writing African languages such as the four national languages of the Congo, Kikongo, Lingala, Tshiluba and Swahili, though it does not have enough vowels to write Lingala fully. It is taught in Kimbanguist church schools in Angola, the Republic of the Congo, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is also…

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    Sublime da Vinci App

    Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy — all 268 pages from his notebooks, in high resolution. This sublime collection of drawings of human anatomy by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. All 268 pages from Leonardo’s notebooks are presented here at the highest resolution, optimised for the pin-sharp retina display of the iPad. For the first time it is possible for anyone with an iPad to own and explore this remarkable testament to Leonardo’s scientific and artistic genius. This new digital edition has been specially created for the iPad by Touch Press, publishers of The Elements and…

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    Artist David Álvarez

    Artist David Álvarez’s illustrates Noche Antigua (Ancient Night) in which an opossum and a rabbit work together—and against each other—to create and maintain the sun and the moon. The book is based on elements from ancient myths in several Central American cultures. Álvarez captures a sense of quiet magic with the simplified forms and hushed tones of his illustrations, which seem to glow from the illumination of the moon. You can see more of the artist’s work on Instagram and his Etsy shop, and find a hardcover copy of Noche Antigua on Amazon.

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    Mandala Spirals, 2019

    This year’s 12 mandala spirals, one for each coming month. This year, my theme was “Wings”. Snow Geese, Snowy Owls, Ravens, Kingfishers, Honey Bees, Morpho Butterflies, Bald Eagles, Dragonflies, Stellar Jays, Bats, Red-Tailed Hawks, Cardinals.

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    New Website Designed for Writer Robert P. Kaye

    Flash fiction writer, novelist, and creator of short stories, Robert P. Kaye has accumulated an impressive body of work. I’m delighted I got a chance to work with this man—it was seriously fun to knock ideas around with him. (bonus: he writes great emails) His work has appeared in Potomac Review, Hobart, Juked, the Dr. T. J. Eckleburg Review, Beecher’s and elsewhere and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Web, and Best Small Fictions. He has facilitated the Works in Progress open mic at Hugo House in Seattle for over five years and co-founded the Seattle Fiction Federation reading series. www.RobertPKaye.com