December 31, 2019

2020: A New “why?” for MetaVisual

After nearly a decade at the University of Florida as a creative leader and brand strategist, it’s time to charge ahead to new challenges and put my UF experiences to good use. I’m excited and thrilled to announce MetaVisual is my full-time home once again, making 2020 my 28th year in Gainesville as a creative professional and design leader. 

What will MetaVisual focus on moving forward?

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August 24, 2019

Gestalt Theory and the Music of Design

Gestalt Theory as applied to graphic design is a kind of unified theory of what makes visuals “work". Essentially a set of principles about how every aesthetic and conceptual decision interrelates and influences each other, gestalt starts with some basic principles but is eventually about how the butterfly wings flap with the choice of a typeface and somehow result in the hurricane of a perfectly powerful layout. Or how ill-considered color choices can undermine whole compositions, or carefully styled typesetting specs can be the bedrock of a publication’s overall visual rhythm.  

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August 24, 2019

Emotion-Based Communications

Here’s the secret to attracting your audience’s attention and getting results:

When people are emotionally engaged by your messages and desire more information, they have a much higher – an exponentially higher — chance of actually making decisions based on it. If someone isn’t engaged by your messages, then it’s safe to say they’re only being bombarded by unsolicited communications you haven’t helped them care about. Read more

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