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Anyone want some custom tattoo art?

Matching friendly peanut tattoos! In addition to portrait commissions, I thought I should offer tattoo commissions as well, also starting at $30! I’m always amazed when folks actually get something I’ve drawn inked onto their skin, but it’s happened several times organically so I thought I’d try to do it in a more formal way. […]

Now accepting portrait commissions

Portrait of Isha for her baby shower, commissioned for Angela Tucker Hi everybody! I’ve decided I’m going to try offering portrait commissions, something I’ve only done informally before. For $30 I can make you a custom, hand-drawn portrait based on a photograph. These can make good gifts or can be used as part of an […]

RENEWBOT – Coming to the streets of Ithaca

21 Boxes is a public art initiative organized by the City of Ithaca Public Arts Commission, Mural Street Art Committee and Ithacans for Public Art. My design, the Renewbot, was selected to be painted on one of 21 electrical boxes around Ithaca! I’m waiting to find out which box is mine, but I’m hoping for […]

Bill McKibbin Likes Our Movie!

Not to gush too much, but we’re pretty excited that renowned environmental author and activist Bill McKibbin has endorsed Empowered: Power from the People, our documentary about people who are taking their energy needs into their own hands. “Empowered is a remarkable ground-up account of the revolution that’s really starting to alter things on this […]

Videos for the Finger Lakes Climate Fund

Since joining the board of Sustainable Tompkins last fall, I’ve been helping them to promote their Finger Lakes Climate Fund through a series of web videos. The fund enables folks to offset their carbon emissions while providing energy efficiency upgrades to local low-income families. Check them out and consider offsetting today!

We’re in the Ithaca Times!

Since moving to Ithaca in 2008, it’s been a dream of mine to be in the Ithaca Times, our local weekly paper, and this week it happened! There’s a full-page piece about our documentary Empowered: Power from the People with quite a bit of back story about my prior filmmaking experience and why Ithaca is […]

In Ithaca We Trust: Adventures in Local Currency

Among its many claims to fame, Ithaca is home to one of the world’s most famous alternative currencies – Ithaca Hours. Celebrating its 20th year, the currency was designed to keep money in the community and bolster local self-reliance. We are currently working with the Ithaca Hours nonprofit to create a new logo as they […]

Would you put this sign in your yard?

If you haven’t heard of NIMBYism, it’s the attitude “Not in my backyard” and it’s a double-edged sword. We can and should be against development that hurts our communities, but renewable energy is something that we can ALL get behind. I’ve designed this graphic that we’re planning on putting on yard signs and bumper stickers. […]

Some new sites, fresh off the WordPress

We’ve been hard at work over here but just realized we haven’t been blogging about it very regularly. So, here’s a batch of recent sites we’ve made for some lovely clients in Ithaca and NYC. Stay tuned for more reports from the Shirari Industries factory floor, a.k.a. our desk. A new graphic home page for […]

Report from the Community Sneak Peek of “Empowered”

It was a bit of a crunch to get the film edited in less than a month for our Community Sneak Peek at Cinemapolis in Ithaca on September 30th, but it was well worth it! Over 130 people came out on a Friday evening to watch Empowered and participate in a discussion with me and […]

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