Geometric Modeling book cover

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Portfolio, Promotional | Comments Off on Geometric Modeling book cover

Geometric Modeling book cover

Project: Geometric Modeling kindle book cover, photography Client:  Arcatabase Publishing   As my friend Kevin Frank and I explore publishing to Kindle, I’m excited to get the occasional basic cover design.  Andrew’s model was quite squished coming out of the box, requiring numerous photo shoots, and photoshop retouching to achieve a not-unnatural level of perfection....

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Coast Radio’s Home&Garden Show

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Portfolio, Promotional | Comments Off on Coast Radio’s Home&Garden Show

Coast Radio’s Home&Garden Show

Project: 2015 Home&Garden Show poster Client: Coast Radio, Florence...

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Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance website

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Portfolio, Web | Comments Off on Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance website

Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance website

Project: forestgroveconcours.org Clients: Forest Grove Concours...

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Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Branding, Portfolio | Comments Off on Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance

Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance

Project: FGCE Logo Client: Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance, benefitting Forest Grove Rotary...

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Craft In!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Branding, Portfolio | Comments Off on Craft In!

Craft In!

Client: Craft Factory Project: Craft In! Logo for school programs

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Bitcoin

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Bitcoin

When I was a kid, I was a coin collector and found myself fascinated by the existence of two and 3-cent coins, indian-head pennies, and dimes from places like the Philippines that said “United States of America” on them. Which doesn’t explain exactly why I’m interested in bitcoin. But I love the novelty of this new age we’re in. I’ve decided to open a bitcoin account with coinbase. I’m not a speculator or a miner, and I’m not an End-times believer – but I am curious. And I believe in the power of democratizing publishing through WordPress, and I do like the idea of peer-to-peer transactions that don’t take days to clear, as I find with quickbooksonline or paypal – and I’m certainly not all that enthusiastic about the predatory qualities of merchant card services. So there you have it. There are two ways I’m accepting bitcoin at Henderson Graphics, and I look forward to trying them out with a client, friend, and fellow adventurer: Prepaid blocks of time. With bitcoin, for a limited time, I will offer a pre-paid block of time at a reduced rate of $550 for 10 hours – saving you $100. Think of it as a win-win, as I would have all my client relationships. I have several motives – I get to explore the technology, I get paid sooner, I get a client that’s committed to a good project, and it’s more fun and interesting than when I normally have to wear my billing hat. And it’s easy, secure, and fairly streamlined to make the payment. AND you get to save one hundred dollars on your next web or design project. What’s not to like?  I’ve put a link on my contact page and you’ll see one to the right. Logo design package. I have a standard package price that includes several hours of development, research, sketches, rendered finals, revisions after your feedback, and ultimately a product you can use – plus files for your safekeeping. This is already a deal, currently $495 for about a dozen hours. I have a link here on my pricing page – see the basic package tab. If you’d like to get started with bitcoin yourself, you’ll need to begin at the parent site, bitcoin.org, but I urge you to do some reading and bookmarking first: bitcoin.org Bitcoin Foundation Bitcoin Forum Mt. Gox Bitcoin wiki Howtobitcoin.info Blockchain.info Bitcoinx We Use Coins Start Bit...

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About Your Privacy Policy

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in News | Comments Off on About Your Privacy Policy

Of late, I’ve been putting forms on blogs and clients sites a lot more often – sometimes on every page, such as Norman Homen’s site here: lawnjh.com. And that brings up privacy expectations, best practices, and my response. A little research shows that only about 2% of websites surveyed by the FTC use privacy policy pages on the whole – but I can tell you I expect to do so 100% of the time with my web clients after investigating the topic.  Here’s a little I find worth sharing: Is it a good idea to have a privacy policy on your site? The answer is yes.  Yes if you have a form, even a simple one that only captures an email address for a newsletter subscription. And yes if you don’t have any forms visible as well – the fact is, no one knows anymore whether something is being collected or not, and a privacy policy is a pledge to your site’s visitors that you are a trustworthy member of the community and not another faceless digital predator. The Better Business Bureau, much as I’m not inclined to support their rate structure, still puts it pretty well on their site. Do I need a lawyer to write it? Thankfully no. There are a lot of pretty great resources out there – my favorite so far is this one from Ben Nadel, who provides a generator for FREE.  Thank you Ben. You can see my own site’s privacy policy page here. Do I need to have it for European clients? Yes if you’re doing any business with Europe, its a pretty safe bet you have a lot more compliance to take care of than just adding a privacy policy page. For more on this, I’d probably turn to folks like truste.com for your European Certification. US-EU Safe Harbor is a streamlined process for US companies to comply with the EU Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of personal data. Do I need it if I collect anything age-related? Yes. If for some reason your site needs to have a form with age indicators or restrictions, please be aware that COPPA (Child Online Privacy Protection Act) compliance may apply. Do I need SSL (secure socket layer) encryption? If you collect sensitive data, yes. SSL encryption is a security measure that companies must take while collecting sensitive client data online. Sensitive information includes: credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, personal health info, etc.. It’s important to avoid common encryption mishaps like failing to encrypt login or password retrieval web pages. SSL encryption on designated pages isn’t just a best practices requirement—it’s a crucial way to maintain your clients’ trust. Secure socket connections are provided by your hosting provider – I use BlueHost for many of my clients, and if you’d like to talk about your dedicated IP address and SSL encryption, I’d be happy to help.    ...

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Broche Fabian business card design

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Portfolio | Comments Off on Broche Fabian business card design

Broche Fabian business card design

Client: Broche Fabian, web marketing Project: Business card, custom social media icon...

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Portland WordPress Meetup

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in News | Comments Off on Portland WordPress Meetup

 This was, in a word, excellent. I have to say that the risk of being a self-employed, basement-dwelling morlock with an ankle chain to my iMac, is that one’s not as likely to get out and meet folks outside of regular vendor and client circles. Portland’s WordPress Meetup events solve this rather nicely. And my experience this evening was a particularly positive reminder. I look forward to attending more Meetups, and am grateful to have discovered this WordPress group in particular.  If you’re a member of this tribe, or would like to be one, I hope you’ll join in and say hi. Thank you to Felipe at LiquidBook for introducing me. Thank you to HigherEd Web for the excellent buffet and venue. And thank you to the guest speaker Gabriel Nagmay and his introduction to allgrainbeer.com to show how to extend wordpress into the realm of online...

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CreatID – web slides

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Portfolio, Web | Comments Off on CreatID – web slides

CreatID – web slides

Client: Dennis Veatch, CreatID Industrial Design, Portland OR Project: portfolio...

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