Journal

Behind-the-scenes, project research, new ideas, and trip snippets.

AKPsi Rush 2011 Design Process

Chris and Leo approached me for this collaboration. It's always fun to come up with a design related to their theme while retaining my style. Background:-AKPsi a professional business fraternity, so they were looking for something simple and professional for their upcoming rush tees.-This...

Happy Valentine’s! – Behind the Scenes

Just about a week before Valentine's, we decided to make a short film for the occasion.Here's what went down:My team and I got together for an intense session of brainstorming for video plot - something simple and sweet. One spark of an idea led to...

DIY Craft Fair Planning

I've always had an interest in DIY crafts and have worked on a [couple of things] in the past. After going to the [Renegade crafts fair] and seeing how it went down, I thought of giving it a try - it's not too terribly expensive...

Delivering Shirts & Seeking Inspirations

A lot of my friends have been long term TIZ supporters. Every once in awhile, I would hand deliver some of the shirts to them. Catch up for a quick bit and enjoy some sun along the way. My brother also wanted to swing by...

Valetine’s 2011 – Limited T-Shirts

They're here - TIZ's 4th edition Vday tees! I've written a post on its design process earlier, here's a look at the physical tees. To those who have pre-ordered the shirts, yours in on their way over. My brother and I have spent the last...

Alpaca for Alpha Lambda Pledge Class Design Process

Design for the Alpha Lambda Pledge Class at UC Davis. It was a pretty interesting experience, given that it was my first attempt at designing an "alpaca" as well as discovering what an "alpaca" is for the first time. Background:-Alpha Lambda's the pledge class for...

A piece of Davis

Now that I take on TIZ full time, I spend a tremendous amount of time at home in front of my desk. I enjoy working at home, everything's within my reach and my work schedule is flexible. However, I do miss the interaction with the...

Celebrating Chinese New Year – All Tees $17!

↑ Happy Chinese New Year! (In Chinese, of course, to fit the occasion.)Starting at 6PM - All tees are $17 for the next 72 hours. Enjoy and have a great one!Shop link [click here]'til next time,  -Benson|| Twitter || the movement|| The Imaginary Zebra website...

Lens Bracelets by Adam Elmakias

Did you get your mind blown, yet?  Another incredibly innovative product for all the photo enthusiast out there. This one's by Adam Elmakias, a professional photographer based out of San Diego, sunny state California. How this all came about for Adam:"About a year ago I...

Macworld 2011 Recap

First time attending an Apple product oriented show, though, Apple wasn't even there. I've heard polar reviews on this event, so I just gotta check it out myself. I was also able to register to this event for free(thanks to Slickdeal) otherwise around $10-$15. I...