Journal

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

Full Potential Magic Mouse!

This $70 + tax mouse's got multi-touch surface, but was only settable for 2 finger touches on mac's system preferences. Like..fuh real!? Not sure about you, I was hoping for A LOT more magical setting from this little guy. Then, there came Ko-wei (the guy...

Cutting my own hair..

This post's dedicated to Nicole Koga, Rasikh Jawaid, Kevin Ho, and my wallet. Though, I once tried to trim my hair after a bad haircut, this is my first time to lay down the blades myself. (with my sister's help for the back of my...

Series III’s new feature

It's been awhile since TIZ's last drop. Thank you for your patience, for I have been working on quite a few new things for the series III. Here's one of them - our new label design. +Research phase.↑ I've done label once, but my lack...

Thoughts on “finding” the right environment

Why is there such a thing as an office.To produce work nowadays, all we need are the tools, whether it be a laptop, an instrument, or a pen.And everyone we need to talk to is just a call, an instant message, or an email away.Now,...

Making of the 3D Zeeb Project

↑ Thanks Jim for the ceramic of the Zeeb. Jessica, too. Except I still have to heat set her character. It took a good amount of time plus a serious talent to bring our mascot to life (no 3D glasses needed.) A little background info...

Upcoming Collaborations!

I'm not a rock star. But a lot of times, I'd have to pose sorta like the way I did for some sketches. Because neither am I a good drawer. Like so. I wish I can keep you guys updated more often, but since I'll...

Thoughts on short breaks

Some of you have asked to read some insights of running a brand or as a designer. Here goes.I love what I do - I can spend all day doing design work, coming up with packaging ideas, or working on personal projects. 24 hours just...

Cal AXIO Fall 2010 Design Process

Keeping it simple. Unlike my usual graphic designs, this collaboration's much more subtle. I've worked with Patrick from Cal once before - their Fall 2009 shirt:This time around, they'd like to keep the minimalistic theme, but less illustration. Bold lettering and straight to the point....

Dfined Online Magazine Feature

Woot, TIZ on Dfined Magazine.↑ I was asked to answer a couple of fundamental questions about ourselves and running a clothing brand. While spending most of my time with the designs and projects, I never gotten a chance to write about what TIZ stands for...

New multi-purpose lens, a remarkable item

After a long period of hesitation, I finally pulled the trigger.  The 24-105 L:Welcome to the family. How multi-purpose can this get? It holds your cold drinks and looks cool along side of the rest of your mugs. I got this cup on a promotion...