Category Archives: writings

On Brands and Branding in Chapman’s 2013 Design Symposium Branding Issue

Chapman University published its first design journal to accompany their 2013 Design Symposium. Though I wasn’t able to attend the symposium, my article, On Brands and Branding was included in the journal—a beautiful, hard-cover issue that also includes contributions from Brittany Rosenblatt, selections from the 2013 Orange County Design Awards, Iridium Group, and Armin Vit. [...]

Net Works Review in Visual Communication Quarterly

I visited my office mailbox for the first time since last December and was delighted to find a super review of Net Works by Karie Hollerbach in the Visual Communication Quarterly April-June volume. It would be a copyright infringement for me to post the review in its entirety here, but my favorite snippet is this: [...]

Visual Communication on the Web

Paul and I are happy to see Visual Communication on the Web, our new book collaboration, in print. Here’s the short and sweet blurb, followed by the text on the Routledge website:   SHORT AND SWEET: We made this book for students in xtine’s web art and design classes. Lester’s introductions weave quirky introductions to [...]

Let’s Go Crazy: Lenz v. Universal in the New Media Classroom

My article, co-authored with Dr. Emily Erickson, has recently been published in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. I have been working with students on remixes and parodies of Stephanie Lenz’s original Let’s Go Crazy #1 video on YouTube since 2008. Our class created a website for the project, and [...]