Archive for September, 2008

It’s ALIVE!!

September 15, 2008

Well… it happened a lot faster than I thought, but my “official website” is up and running. will be the home for my blog, portfolio, hire me, and contact information. When I have a chance, I’ll have this page ( pointed to the new one so it’ll take to you where you need to go. It might be a good idea though to go ahead and change any link you have to me to

Thanks! See ya real soon!!


Pardon my dust, y’all

September 14, 2008

*Phew! The winds of change are blowing again over here. I’m really excited about what’s coming soon. (I’ve included a sneak peek screen shot to the left) I’ve decided to blend my portfolio site ( with this blog ( I have far more frequency and reach here that I think it’ll be great for business.

So don’t worry. Utobia2.0 isn’t going anywhere. It’s merely getting a face lift and putting on a few pounds. You’ll notice some changes have already taken place. To the right you’ll see I’ve added three pages: Contact, Hire Me, and Portfolio. This way you’ll be able to keep up with projects I have going on as well as have the chance for me to work on something for you. Yay!

Also at the very top are two quick links to the Hire Me page and the Contact page for quick reference. I’m available for graphic design, print brokering, visual design, and bartending. Contact forms will be coming soon. Until then, use the information under the Contact page.

Ok, well that’s it for now…stay tuned. The next chapter is being written and I think it’s gonna be a good one.

PixelsPreach new release: Circles & Swirls

September 10, 2008

They’ve done it again! released their third presentation package this week: Circles & Swirls for only $39.95. Click on the image above to get it.

This package brings together the unique blend of a grungy background with clean, smooth lines. Brown, yellow, and shades of orange will give you the edge you need for your next presentation.

I like this one. Very UPS. What can brown (and yellow, and orange) do for you?

First Ten at Random

September 4, 2008

I was thinking the other day that I have a VERY eclectic style of music. I wonder what it says about me? I like everything from the orchestrations of Hans Zimmer to well, High School Musical. Guilty.

So I decided to be completely honest and transparent here and list the first 10 songs from my iTunes when it’s set to random. I have NO idea what’ll come up and I’m a bit nervous.

So…here we go: (It’s important to note that I will NOT skip any song no matter how embarrassing it is)

1.) “If It’s in My Mind, It’s on My Face” from System, by Seal. Not a bad start. Seal - System - If It's In My Mind, It's On My Face

2.) “Map of the Problematique” from Black Holes and Revelations by MUSE. (I’m 2 for 2 so far) Muse - Black Holes and Revelations - Map of the Problematique

3.) “Like it or Not” from Confessions on a Dance Floor by Madonna (I wasn’t a fan of this album) Madonna - Confessions On a Dance Floor - Like It or Not

4.) “Forever Love (Digame)” from Wreck of the Day by Anna Nalick (Ugh, reminds me of a certain ex-wife) Anna Nalick - Wreck of the Day - Forever Love (Digame)

5.) “Don’t Let Me Down” from Across the Universe soundtrack by Dana Fuchs (Ehh…pass) Dana Fuchs - Across the Universe (Music from the Motion Picture) [Deluxe Edition] - Don't Let Me Down

6.) “Sorry” from Confessions on a Dance Floor by Madonna (Really? 1374 songs and two of them are from this wretched album… not looking so good here, y’all) Madonna - Confessions On a Dance Floor - Sorry

7.) “Open the Eyes of My Heart” from Worship by Michael W. Smith (SO 9-11, 2001) Michael W. Smith - Worship - Open the Eyes of My Heart

8.) “Let God Arise” from See the Morning by Chris Tomlin (goodness…I haven’t heard this one in a while) Chris Tomlin - See the Morning - Let God Arise

9.) “Elm” from Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow by Hammock Hammock - Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow - Elm

10.) “End Title” from Driving Miss Daisy soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and James Fitzpatrick (what a way to end the list. I love this song.) James Fitzpatrick - The Essential Hans Zimmer Film Music Collection - End Title (From "Driving Miss Daisy")

So there you have it. The first 10 songs at random from my iTunes. I’ve included a link to iTunes so you can have a listen to see if we share any of the same interests. Maybe next I’ll do the top 10 most played. THAT would probably say more about me, huh?

I’m just thankful that the ONE Bette Midler song I have didn’t come up. Talk about embarrassing.

Bravo for Top Design!

September 4, 2008

I think I may have been the only straight guy (and Republican for that matter–GO SARAH PALIN!!) that sat down for the season premiere of Bravo’s Top Design last night. Wow! I think I may have found my show.

I’ve been watching Project Runway all season, but have no interest at ALL in getting into fashion or the fashion industry. (Imagine that… something that I actually DON’T want to do!) I admire and am inspired by the artistic expression and creativity of having to make a cocktail dress out of, say, lettuce and tomatoes. Now THAT interests me.

I kept seeing ads for the second season of Top Design and thought I’d give it a try. It’s like Project Runway, but with rooms and furniture. Being a “Visual Designer” I have some interest in interior design and would like to one day add that to my resume, but I’ve got bigger irons in the fire at the moment.

Last night the contestants where grouped into teams and had to design urban lofts in the style of their chosen clients. With a budget of only $2,000 (pennies when it comes to designers who are used to spending that much on a single lamp) each team had just hours to pick out furniture, paint, wall papers, fabrics, floor covering (one team decided to install hard wood flooring upstairs) and accessories to match the style and taste of their client. AND they had to all agree on everything. Oh the drama.

India Hicks is no Heidi Klum, but we can’t have it all, right?

Check it out if you have the chance. It’s on Wednesday nights at 10/9c on Bravo. Watch What Happens.