Journal

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

Daily—BeSeen Magazine, Gym, Book Cover

[aside]11:37AM[/aside] Dyam, I messed up.  I worked a bit more and procrastinated about sleep until 4 last night. Bad move. Had a dream about being ambushed at my house and trying to save my friends from random explosions. Aside from that, I had a pretty good sleep.  The...

Daily—Los Moles, Tokyo Fish Market, Pre-X’mas

[aside]8:08AM[/aside] I sleep around 2 and wake up around 8. Waking up early not a habit of mine. I used to pick my college classes way past noon because I know I'd end up skipping them if they begin any earlier. But once I have these...

Daily—Day1—Hot Italian, Ikea, WD My Passport

[aside]8:36AM[/aside] I hope this marks the first of many daily posts to come. Things have gotten pretty busy on my end lately. At one point, I've had more than 8 projects on my plate simultaneously. I love my work and I like the way I get to...

My Fresh Bite—Design Process

A logo should look good and be able to stand on its own, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Designers (most of them, atleast) come a long way and go through a rigorous procedures to design something that's seemingly simple. Here's the "behind...

For San Francisco | 49ers 2013 Edition—Design Process

*This is a design inspired by the SF 49ers, not an official product of 49ers. About 11 months ago, Marvin & I came together for a series of apparel made in dedication to the outstanding performances of the San Francisco teams. We're not sports fanatics, but...

FlipitSF x Imaginary Zebra—Design Process

At Imaginary Zebra, we work with passionate people to produce passionate products, and that's the exact reason why we initiated this project. The Beginning ----------------------------------------- I met Brandon, the man behind Flipitsf, long before this collaboration. It was back in 2010 when I first knew about the...

Melly Lee—Design Process

Melly Lee is a Los Angeles, CA based photographer. She's had the chance of working with some of the most renown YouTube artists, professional dancers, musicians, and entrepreneurs such as David Choi, Shay Carl, Cloud Campos, Mike Song, IJustine, and many more. Her quirky and...

Zeeb Character Limited Edition Prints—Design Process

For those who aren't familiar with Zeebs, they're the mascots of Imaginary Zebra. I've been refining the style and the aesthetic of the characters since 2006, when Imaginary Zebra was solely a hobby that occupied me during down times: Minor tweaks on the body proportion and...

My Designer Wall—$15 Project

Went to my first design conference, HOW, a couple months ago. Not only had I talked to a series of vendors, I've also collected quite a few things along the way—from wallets, erasers, to phone cases and stickers. But of all things, my favorite souvenir...

Empty Duck Digital—Design Process

I had the opportunity to work with Josh, the executive producer of Empty Duck Digital, to develop the corporate branding for his video production company. Empty Duck Digital produces a wide spectrum of videos from highlight reels to feature documentaries with clients from bands, athletes, to...