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Just some thoughts and musings.

40 kinds of Pepper

I, like most people, never really thought about how many kinds of pepper are used in the world. I figured there were a few kinds of black and red pepper that fills the grinder on my counter. White pepper, unusual but not unheard of. Does paprika count?

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The Tin Woods - A Stop Motion Short Film

Did you know that the Tin Woodman from the Wizard of Oz was once a normal human being? The Tin Woods is a stop motion short film being produced by Nick Boxwell and Mattzilla Duron. Drawing inspiration from the classic books of L. Frank Baum, it explores the origins of how Nick Chopper came to be made out of tin. 

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Book Cover - Principia Industria

This is a book cover I created for a good friend, Cademon Jamonsta. Cademon created this book after taking a philosophy class where students were asked to create their own religion. Cademon got really into it, and created this sacred text for his invented religion Machinism

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Bouncing Back

Today is the two year anniversary of the day that I almost died. My last blog about my loss of my colon was pretty popular and even re-blogged by Ostomy Connection, a site dedicated to supporting ostomates through their trying times.

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Client Focus: Tip Hero

This past week marks the push into a new year and my 100th video with my biggest client to date, Tip Hero. The biggest news of my year came out as well, one of the first videos I created for Tip Hero went viral even beyond what was expected...

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A Night at the Carnival

I grew up in a mid-sized city in North Dakota. We had a nice zoo, several parks and a mall. That was about it. Back then coffee houses weren't even a thing. There was nothing interesting to do in our downtime except for about ten days in the summer the State Fair would roll into town.

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Hoffman Academy

Hoffman Academy, my steadiest client to date, has officially launched the unit of piano lessons that I have personally been working on. It's been a steep learning curve and we are starting to churn these out pretty quickly.

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Us and Ux

I really do love graphic design, but I'm a storyteller and film maker first. When I think about interactivity design, I come at it from the place of telling a story. Some mystery is great for...

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My first Blog Post

Just wanted to kick this blog into high gear by 'splainin a little more about myself. My name is Nick, I'm 32 years old, and I live in Portland with my boyfriend Miguel and our two cats, Fumanchu and Churro.

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