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We Call BS – free postcard download

Its past time for gun control, our children should be safe in school and movie theaters and church and so should we. Grab this free download and write to your representatives, enough is enough. Click to download  Please share, and Read More

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The Secret History of the Burning Man Calendar

print design, burning man, calendar

Hi there – the 2018/2019 calendar is here! 2004 – 2005, Burning Man Calendar An amazing thing happened to the semi-secret Burning Man calendar last week, it went to Washington DC and made an appearance at the United States Conference Read More

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2017 Logos

branding and logo design for unique bay area companies

The Fishkin logo year in review. Worked hard, did some good design and did some good for unique Bay Area businesses. Not too shabby.

Posted in Design Thoughts

Feel Good Movies

What to watch when the world is on fire? Recommendations from my community, leaving here so I can find them when needed – in no particular order… Mr Wonderful Ferris Bueller Weird Science Some Kind of Wonderful Princess Bride Singing Read More

Posted in Personal

Let’sPlaySF! logo animation

Logo design for San Francisco Recreation and Parks department capital campaign

It took a lot of exploration, iteration, and a couple of wrong turns to get the Let’sPlaySF! logo for the SF Parks Alliance and San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Here’s the final image, but scroll down to see how Read More

Posted in Social, Uncategorized

Trumpocalypse – Free Resistance Images

punch nazis, fight fascists graphics

Resistance Graphics – all free to download When I’m too distracted by the news these days to get work done, I procrastinate making graphics to share my mood about the current administration. Procrastinanger. Pissed off Procrastcreate. If you’d like to support Read More

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Resistance Calendar

Resist - New Years Eve

How to handle the holidays under a Trump regime? Here’s a handy reminder. First week of January – First week of Feb… New Year’s Day, January 1 – Your New Year’s resolution = Resist Martin Luther King Jr Day, January Read More

Posted in Uncategorized

No Civility, No Service signs.

Scroll down for free download. Some friends shared the image below with me, purported to be an official BART sign, but much more likely to be the work of an insightful prankster (hats off to you whoever you are). They asked Read More

Posted in Uncategorized

I’m With Nasty

Im with nasty graphic design

The presidential election has completely taken over my year. In early 2016 I started a design project to experiment with typography of naughty silly words called The Weekly Slam. When the election, and some personal stuff started going sideways, I Read More

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The Weekly Slam

I started the Weekly Slam in spring 2016 with big plans last year to do one a week. The American political nightmare compelled me to switch gears. Well, I haven’t saved democracy, but I have a bunch of these still bubbling Read More

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Meet my design deputy

dreamy winter light and my design deputy

I couldn’t resist this shot of my design deputy in this dreamy winter light. Her support is mostly non-technical, but she’s a great muse.

Posted in Uncategorized

Taking an Established Non Profit to the Next Level – A Case Study

Logo suite for BFHP, a Bay Area non profit serving the homeless

Logo development, transitional branding and design for a community non-profit celebrating both a significant milestone and development project. 2015 – Berkeley Food and Housing Project (BFHP) has been serving the homeless community for forty-five years. Wanting to share this significant milestone with their Read More

Posted in Uncategorized

Starting/Ending the year off right.

Fundraising design for non profits

The first work day of the year is starting on a high note over here at Fishkin World Headquarters. I do miss my pajama days, but this text from my non-profit client, Berkeley Food and Housing Project (BFHP) makes it Read More

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Do I Need a New Website for 2016?

Infographic - flowchart "Do I need a new website in 2016?"

(click to enlarge) One minute you’re shaking sand out of your swimsuit, the next minute you’re wondering who is still even making jokes about fruitcake, much less buying it. That’s right, it’s that time of year again. Enter the panic. Read More

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Branding Case Study: Charlie’s Corner

Branding design case study for Charlie's Corner

Background Charlie’s Corner is a children’s literacy program in San Francisco’s Noe Valley – a bookstore, reading hour, and classes all aimed at the mission of encouraging love of reading from a young age. Charlie’s Corner approached me as they Read More

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