paella party

I recently attended an event hosted by the Portland Culinary Alliance…which is a wonderful non-profit group that explores the gourmet food scene here in the Pacific Northwest. As per usual, the PCA event was a great opportunity to network with professionals in the food and wine business. But, also as per usual, it was a…

starting the dialogue

Periodically I’ll be letting you, the reader, peek behind the scenes of a Tadpole Graphics design project. This week, I think it only fitting that Tadpole Graphics itself should be in the spotlight—or the hot seat if you prefer. As I hope you’ve noticed, I’ve been rebranding my design studio with upbeat graphics. So far,…

on not being athena

I believed that this Web site could, like Athena, move directly from my mind to the screen as a fully realized concept. Alas, that was naive of me. Instead, my first blog entry is both a celebration of success—afterall, the Tadpole Graphics Web site is now live—and an admission of my own shortcomings.