Writing Fundamentals from Fifth Grade

The fundamentals don’t change. This is a notebook I used in fifth grade to write an essay (monograph?) about photography. Right there on page one, they set us up for success. It’s all here, the outlines, the notes, the rough draft. I look forward to digging in to this, what might be the first time […]

I hate a goose egg month

So to avoid a goose egg in the archives for August ’11, I rescued some photos from my phone. Here’s a shot from the making of the birthday week spinner I created for Molly: Max annoying my dad, who is trying to get down to some serious solitaire on the iPhone: This one feels like […]

A Reunion Of Sorts

I’m moving on this week from my position at Edelman in order to focus on some projects with a few old friends up North and invest quality time in a personal project or two with old friends out West. I’ll continue to be based in Atlanta for now. I started out in Web work over […]

Advice To The Ten Years Ago Me

I was talking to Leah about a project I worked on ten years ago, and the question came up of what advice would I give that version of myself — from 2009 Dave to 1999 Dave. Here are the three thoughts that popped in to my head: Don’t worry, AOL is not going to remain/become […]

Joining Edelman

Last time I changed the “feeling most like” photo on the Extraface “about” page, it went from McNulty to Colvin as I made the transition from my role at EarthLink to that of an independent consultant. Today, it’s time to change the photo again as I’m extremely excited to be joining Edelman‘s Atlanta office as […]

For Your June Bulletin Board Displays and On The Road

As usual, taken from my copy of Bulletin Boards For All Occasions, by Margaret B. Randall, 1966. This morning I am packing my own vacation bags full of wholesome thoughts, good books, and clean fun for an 11-day trip to Germany and Switzerland to visit a very special person. I’m not sure how much time […]

ROFLCon. Wow.

Heh/Meh signs by Extraface When asked about what started his first “Andre The Giant Has A Posse” sticker campaign, Shepard Fairey tells the story that it was for an assignment that asked him to “affect the quality of the day.” I think that’s what motivates the parts of my work I’m most proud of. For […]

We Have Jazz Cap

Thank you Extraface reader Gegen_you. You have ended the search for an obscure 80’s Wendy’s artifact called a “Jazz Cap” that began in February with a request from Melanie and led to various sources including Wikipedia, Metafilter, the Wendy’s customer information line, one of my favorite bands in Australia, and the open internet. Thanks to […]

Maintenance: Upgrading To WordPress 2.5, Things May Break

I’m about to flip the switch to a new version of my blog software. Hopefully it’ll go smoothly but I won’t know until I try it and give everything a once-over. Thank you for your patience in the meantime. I’ll delete this entry once I give Extraface a clean bill of health. Bananas Foster tableside […]

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