My first vlog was going to be about moving to Kearny Point and attending the Moment Invitational Film Fest. Coincidentally, on the first day in the new office, Caleb, Niles & Brian from Moment were at Kearny Point meeting with MKBHD! Small world! Thanks for watching.
Weapons of Mass Creation Fest last month was incredible! Reuniting with old conference friends, meeting new ones, and becoming creatively recharged has made every one of these events an unforgettable experience.
If you're not involved in your local design community, begin now. Find a talk or a meet-up. If you can't find it near you, build it yourself. If you have the chance to go to a national conference like WMC or Creative South – do it!
As the Young Blood Community Leader of the United Design Guild, I have the honor of building up the local design community. We're just getting started, so stay tuned.
Earlier this month I organized the first Shadow of the City Drink + Draw. We had about 35 people attend the event, which was hosted at Shannon Rose in Clifton, NJ.
The first hour of the event was spent socializing and free-drawing. The first activity sheet we played was an "8 Minute Draw". The objective was to choose something on your table, whether it was your beer or the ketchup bottle, and draw that object for 4 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute, 30 seconds, 15 seconds, and 5 seconds.
The second activity was a "Draw & Pass", where you drew on your sheet for a minute, then passed it to the next person to continue drawing upon. The sheets went around the room until they landed back with the original artist.
Photos and video by Will Truran.
What music is Greene Design Co designing to? Each month we will be sharing a hand-selected playlist that we're currently digging.
Modern Roots & Blues Rock: Smooth crooners meet raucous rockabilly in this innovative rock — rooted in vintage Americana, folk, soul, and the blues. Enjoy 10+ hours of goodness!
2016 will go down as one of the strangest years in recent history. Despite the rollercoaster that 2016 was, I have plenty to fondly look back on. Here's a brief review of last year:
March: Iceland for Design March
In March I joined fellow AIGA members from all over the nation on a week excursion to Iceland. We stayed in the beautiful & trendy KEX Hostel in Reykjavik. The first half of the week was spent traveling around Iceland, soaking in the Blue Lagoon and Secret Lagoon, visiting Vik and the Black Sand Beach, seeing the Northern Lights, and eating incredible food. The second half of our stay was spent enjoying Design March. We attended inspiring talks from industry leaders and visited art exhibits throughout the city.
April: Creative South in Columbus, GA
Creative South is a design conference held in Columbus, GA every year. It's become and annual trip for me and I've made some life-long friends at the conference. Building a strong national and international design community is just as important as a local one. I've obtained an immeasurable amount of knowledge from my peers at the creative conferences I attend.
July: The Formation of Greene Design, LLC
On July 7, 2016 I officially formed Greene Design, LLC. After freelancing on and off for years, I decided to finally form my own company. I branded the company using my last name.
July: Portrait Workshop with Tutes
The incredible portrait photography Tutes taught a workshop in Brooklyn in July.
August: WMC Fest in Cleveland
I attended Weapons of Mass Creation Festival in Cleveland again. Much like Creative South, WMC Fest is a creative conference with inspiring talks. The highlight of WMC is hanging out on the rooftop of the hostel with other creative friends I only see once or twice a year.
October: Escape to Acadia
In October I went on a solo adventure to Acadia National Park. I camped out in the Blackwoods Campground. I spent the 5 days hiking, cycling, shooting photos, and eating lobster.
December: Joined the board of ADCNJ
In December I was appointed a position on the board of the Art Directors Club of NJ as the Young Blood Community Leader. I will be hosting events aimed at recent graduates and young professionals.