• Federico Gonzalez

    Fedrico Gonzalez is a Columbian graphic designer and visual artist who is currently freelancing out of Barcelona. His work focuses primarily on animation and motion graphics.

    He worked as a web designer in Bogota and in 2008 moved to Buenos Aires, Argentia where he studied studio visual effects and video post-production at the Institute Image.


  • Chris Carboni

    Native New Yorker Chris Carboni of Brooklyn based Carboni Studio graduated from RISD in 2007 with a BFA in Film/Animation/Video. He specializes in motion work that exists at the intersection of graphic design and illustration.

    Carboni is a tremendous storyteller and visual artist.

    > Carboni Studio

    > RISD

  • Scribble Tone: Flagsmith

    Another Stellar Design Studio among others in Portland, Oregon.

    Design Week Portland 2014 was a busy week. I didn't get to attend every event but it occurred to me during #DWP2014 and specifically, eRoi’s walking tour lead by Visual Designer Robin Clark, that I've done very little networking in Portland since moving here in 2012. Did I intrioduce myself to Robin> No. Never mind deciding to move before making a single professional contact.

    The folks over at eROI located in Portland's NW Downtown/Chinatown district published a list of local designers that other folks should know about. Using the list I checked it twice, and yup... began reaching out to my local peers and colleagues for...yes, coffee. The suggestion came from a twitter post by whose industry leading publication published a pretty cool networking article titled "How 50 Cups of Coffee Can Change Your Life".

    “The hidden insight in the 50 coffees idea is that the biggest changes in your life will only happen through the people that you meet and conversations you have. Human beings create and convey meaning through stories and conversations. If you change the conversations that you’re a part of, then your life changes automatically.”

    After each invite was extended I became braver and more confident to extend another invitation to coffee. It started slow but as my network grows and my twitter activity increases with each reaching out effort my professional outlook has improved. Momentum.

    Since my move I’ve painfully unemployed and without freelance work so with my new outlook is it any wonder that I’m applying for jobs that I would be excited to get rejected for? No but why? Because Portland now more than ever is an exciting place to be. There is so much talent here! I am humbled and I am begining to feel like I am a part of something. I’m contributing in a small way to the conversation of design in Portland. And that conversation is what builds community.

    I don’t usually apply to firms that don’t stand out to me and recently I came upon one that is very-very special to me. Scribble Tone.

    Scribble Tone is a creative consultancy here in Portland, Oregon that explores communication through intersections of branding, interactive experiences and typeface design. Scribble Tone remind me of a pacific northwest version of the bay area firm and international influencers Emigre Inc. (Emigre Graphics). Like Emigre, Scribble Tone are a husband and wife creative team. Both firms design typefaces and publications. Finally expired visas led both firms to set up shop on the west coast.

    Lizy Gershenzon and Travis Kochel started working together in Chicago, Illinois then to New Zealand in early 2008, where they officially started Scribble Tone.

    Their recent type design is Flagsmith. Flagsmith is a flag building typeface. It transforms words into a variety shapes and patterns that can be mixed and layered to create unique flags. All of this happens within the textbox, taking advantage of OpenType substitutions, and allows for easy updates, scalability and portability. Created in collaboration with Always With Honor.

    Flagsmith reminds me a bit of Emigre’s Puzzler or Whirlgig.

    They are currently scaling up production of Story & Heart a story based video licensing platform. I think I’d be a good candidate as a freelance Front-End Developer. After considering that even if I wasn’t offered the position they would make great teammates all the same.

    We are on the team of being a Portland based designers. So I’ve extended a coffee invitation and hope to meet Lizy and Travis soon.

    Assuming we meet that’s 3 dates and 47 more to go. It’s gonna be a busy year!

    2016 here we come.

    > Scribble Tone

    > Story & Heart

    > Always With Honor

    > eRoi

    > Emigre, Inc.


    > Design Week Portland

  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London

    Stop frame animation created using the Pixel Wall installation designed by Tomato for the hub building at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London.

    New work from peers and colleagues british design consultancy based in London, UK.

    These guys do it all. 


  • From Alvar to Zaha: Animated List of Architects

    This work is an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building. 
    A lot of them have been left out with grief because we only need one for each letter and we done an effort to have differents nationalities.
    If you love architecture, for more stuff you can follow us in

    Concept and Animation: Andrea Stinga, Federico Gonzalez
    Art Direction: Federico Gonzalez
    Music: The Butterfly from Eugene C.Rose and George Ruble, (Creative Commons)
    you can download it here:

    Here is the alphabetical list We hope you enjoy it.

    Alvar AAlto _ Säynätsalo Town hall - Finland
    Luis Barragán _ satellite towers - Mexico city
    Santiago Calatrava _ Lyon - Satolas airport railway station - lyon France
    Luís Domènech i Montaner _ Antoni Tàpies foundation - Barcelona
    Eduardo Souto de Moura _ Paula Rego's House of Stories _ Cascais _ portugal
    Norman Foster_ London City Hall _ England
    frank Gehry _ Guggenheim bilbao _ Spain
    herzog & de meuron _ Beijing National Stadium _ CHina
    Arata Isozaki _ Palau Sant Jordi _ barcelona
    Philip Johnson _ The Glass House _ New Canaan _ United state
    Louis Kahn _ National Parliament of Bangladesh _ Dhaka city
    le corbusier _ Villa Savoye _ Poissy, Francia
    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe _ barcelona pavilion _ Spain
    oscar niemeyer _ National Congress of Brazil, Brasília
    Joseph Maria Olbrich _ Secession building, vienna - Austria
    César Pelli _ Petronas Twin Tower _ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  
    Giacomo Quarenghi _ the Smolny Institute _ St. Petersburg, Russia.
    Renzo Piano + Richard Rogers _ Pompidou Centre _ Paris, Francia
    Álvaro Siza _ Ibere camargo foundation _ porto alegre _ Brazil
    kenzo Tange _ Tokyo Olympic Stadium - Japan
    Jørn Utzon _ Sydney Opera House _ Australia
    William Van Alen _ Chrysler Building _ New York City
    frank lloyd wright _ guggenheim new york _ United state
    Iannis Xenakis _ Philips pavilion _ Expo '58 in Brussels
    Minoru Yamasaki _ World Trade Center
    Zaha Hadid_The Pierres Vives building _ Montpellier, France

  • HugeKingCoyle: Portland's Design Innovation Lab

    Huge and Portland-based creative studio King/Coyle have merged to create Huge/KingCoyle, a design innovation lab operating out of Portland, Oregon. 


    Thank you for the opportunity to apply to Huge Tech School. 

    My background in art, design and education speaks to my strengths in creative collaboration, strategic innovation and cultural enrichment/diversity. 

    I am a hand coder of HTML, CSS, jQuery and a bit of JavaScript. I am currently updating my media and technology skills with  in partnership with’s Front-End Development training.


    The Past

    My biggest achievement was as Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Ohio University’s School of Art + Design. As a professor I mentored and advised young designers to value their unique perspectives and to develop their voice as visual artists. I designed curriculum with an emphasis on time based digital publication of self-authored undergraduate design research. As part of my own research contribution to the University I designed work posters, books and other printed collateral. 


    The Present

    Shortly after my contract ended at Ohio University I became disabled due to health concerns which prevented me from work. I was prescribed medication with few side effects and am engaged in on-going treatment. My health has since stabilized and I was approved to return to work in 2012. I am enrolled in the Ticket to Work program through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. The Ticket to Work program is intended to enable recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance to regain self-sufficiency and financial independence. Now that I am a member of the disabled community I have a new appreciation for web standards and semantic mark-up as well as the applications for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    The Future.

    The nature of technology is advancement. As part of my enrollment with Huge Tech School I will be giving my self the opportunity for reinvention. My experiences as an artist, designer and educator will be informed by my expertise as a innovator. The nature of technology will be at the foundation of my Huge Tech School inquiry and I will continue to seek out opportunities that advance, move and touch the on-going rehabilitation of my health. 

    Christopher Palacios is an artist, designer and educator who would like to work with you. Palacios lives and works in Portland, Oregon.



    Christopher Palacios

  • Top 10 on Heavy Rotation 2014

    Top 10 on Heavy Rotation 2014

    Music really changed me this year. My walking companion has come to recognize that when the headphones go on it’s that time. 3 times a day we do our routine route out the door on 100th Ave to Glisan and NE toward 102nd, N on 102nd to Fred Meyer, NE Pacific takes us to 99th where NE Irving brings us back upon NE 100th. Except for the mid-day walk we don’t re-enter the building through the main entrance opting for the courtyard entrance opposite where the trash bin for Layla’s pooh bag exists to mark the completion of our outing. Of course I listen to music all the time, not just on dog walks. Somehow my listening has taken on some discipline. It’s become ritual.

    This isn’t a best of list. All of the albums listed were what you would call, on heavy rotation. I listened to them over and over and over again. Over time they enriched my experience of being out of doors.

    1. **Inc., no world** 4AD
    No World (Bonus Track Version) - Inc.
    This selection was squeezed in at the last minute but it comes first because so much of what I listened to this year was in conclusion to some of the ideas that arise in “no world”. The work here is tremendous effort of low-fi indie soul. “no world,’ is a standout debut from 2012. 

    Inc is a duo of brothers based in Los Angeles. The album contains some of the warmest chill-out music I’ve heard in ages. I hear heavy influences of Prince, Sheila E, Off the Wall era Michael Jackson and dare I say, Sade. If you are from Los Angeles imagine a marijuana tinged Power 106. Stand out tracks are “The Place” and “5 Days.”

    2. **Future Islands, Singles** 4AD
    Singles - Future Islands
    The guy has a great voice. In line with the resurgence of the eighties sound. Minimal instrumentation and never quite the sugar pop of MGMT. Future Islands in more in line with The Cure, Echo and The Bunnymen, The Cult, Psychedelic Firs and little bit of Neil Diamond and or Van Morrison for good earnest measure. The lead singer isn’t much of a stage presence whose talents are best served in the recording studio.

    3. **Lo-Fang, Blue Film** 4AD
    Blue Film - Lo-Fang
    A couple of promising singles preceded this full length and it was exciting to hear each single roll out. The full length was total payoff. It’s the cover of Olivia Newton John’s Your’e the One That I Want that really stands out here. The entire album is dreamy, folksy with ambient production. If the Olivia Newton John reference didn’t tip you off- let me just say that the vocals are outstanding. I hear a little bit of Bon Iver, but with a cleaner synthesized palette. Every time I played this album my companion would ask, who is this? It’s Lo-Fang.

    4. **SOHN, Tremors** 4AD
    Tremors - SOHN
    Intense. Dark. Lovely. Honest. 4AD Records scores another R&B influenced gem with SOHN’s Tremors. You’ll start to notice a theme here; we are seeing a resurgence of the trip-hop element found in Lamb, Tricky and Portishead but again eighties new wave influenced. If you like Boards of Canada but find the lack of vocals a bit cold then you might warm up to SOHN’s circular samples.

    5. **Underworld- Dubnobasswithmyheadman** UMe
    Dubnobasswithmyheadman (20th Anniversary Remaster) - Underworld
    20th anniversay re-issue of 1994 absolutely breathtaking Dubnobasswithmyheadman. It’s a reminder that dance music and in this respect, rave culture had at one time offered many of us a political outlet for what was trace music. 20 years later Dubnobasswithmyheadman sounds relevant and new and full of ideas. It survives and lives once again here with additional re-mixes all of which you will enjoy as much as the originals. Peace out to this and feel your self move in the new directions that this album charted. This sits right next to Donna Summer in terms of revolutionary dance music. Bust your moves and feel the love. This is the sound post-modernism.

    6. **Modest Mouse, Good News For People Who Love Bad News** Epic
    Good News for People Who Love Bad News - Modest Mouse
    I missed the boat on this popular indie favorite. But this year I never wanted to throw a dance party as badly as I have when listening to Modest Mouse on the headphones. I won’t say much except that Madonna is usually who get’s me on the dance floor.

    7. **Aretha Franklin, Young, Gifted and Black**
    Young, Gifted and Black - Aretha Franklin
    It’s all about the pacing and the song sequence here. I’ve been a long time fan of Aretha Franklin. I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You and Spirit in the Dark were what I considered Franklin’s best work. But Young, Gifted and Black takes the cake. From beginning to end this album will make you move and sing out, it will make you want to boogie and will make you cry. What can I say Aretha can be fierce and she is here in all her fierceness. Word!

    8. **Claude VonStroke, Urban Animal**
    Urban Animal - Claude VonStrok
    I often worry about San Francisco’s cultural landscape. My worries are put to rest when the folks over at Dirty Bird records are keeping it fresh and keeping it funky with their deep bass and tongue and cheek sampling. Head Bird, Claude VonStroke gives us his 3rd official effort and he has given us a turn. The strongest tracks on his previous efforts, Bird Brain and Beware of the Bird were always less danceable ambient compositions. Here he pursues the ambient beats in a way that can only be described as progressive. These tracks should take you somewhere much like a good trance track should. There is more here for you if you can accept that VonStroke is more in line with This Mortal Coil than he is himself.

    9. **Chvches, The Bones of What You Believe**
    The Bones of What You Believe - CHVRCHES
    This pop album is pure bliss. Totally listenable and you would benefit from taking them on all by yourself without the two silly references I am about to list: The Sundays and The Cranberries. Of course Chvches sound nothing like the Sundays or The Cranberries but once you give it a listen you won’t argue with me either.
    Just listen. Start with “The Mother We Share.” It’s some of the best Cocteau Twin’s influenced dream-pop I’ve hear all year.

    10. **Gayngs, Relayted** Jagjaguwar
    Relayted - Gayngs
    This is new and uncharted territory for many pop musicians but somehow these guys land on their fee with their odd experiments. There is a lot going on here and whatever genre(s) they seem to be balancing are not nearly as interesting as the fact that these songs are wholly original.

  • Making the World a Whole Lot Bigger

    Justin Scrappers Morrison is by all accounts a Porltand designer, illustrator and Art Director whose work has been close to home in terms of the immediacy with which he generates his designs. 

    I've been on the look out to expand my network and came across Morrison via eROI's 2014 Design Week Portland event which culminated in a walking tour of Old Town/Chinatown in NW Portland.

    I reached out to Morrison in hopes of meeting him and picking his brain about the creative cultural landscape here in PDX and I had hoped to ask him how I could better make myself available to paid work. It turns out Morrison took and adventure of his own and relocated to Hawaii.