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Welcome, Pixar Animation!

I recently spent a week over at the Pixar campus in Emeryville, CA. I'm excited to say that I've got a great project that I'm working on with them. Sadly, I cannot tell you about it! When the time…

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Focus On VeggieTales #1 – The Westerns

I’m often asked about my time working at Big Idea (VeggieTales®). It was 10 amazing, productive and eventful years working with some of the most gifted people in the business. This is the first of a series of posts…

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Wallpaper #5 – 2017 Nashville Predators

NHL Western Conf. Champs! I grew up a Blackhawks fan (still am), but after moving to Nashville a dozen years ago, the Predators quickly earned my respect and support. I've got great memories of taking my boys to Preds games,…

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Wallpaper #4 – 2016 Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs Wallpaper! Being a kid growing up in the Chicago burbs, nearly every day after school I’d turn on WGN Channel 9 to watch the Cubs game. (Day games only – the Cubs were the last MLB team to install stadium lights.)…

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Odds & Ends #1 – Haiku Interviews

“I Don’t Get It ...” Haiku Interviews About Veggie Sumo Match, Weird and Confusing. The Sumo of the Opera Mini-Mag and Other Odd Interviews In 2004, Big Idea released VeggieTales Sumo of the Opera, a sort of Rocky/Mikado-inspired show. As part…

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Wallpaper #3 – Old Ice Cooler

I recently blogged about the Puckett's in Leiper's Fork, which is the first in a series of posts I'll be making, documenting my progress in developing a set of typefaces based on the surrounding areas of Nashville. If you haven't…

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Wallpaper #1 – Free Download

As nice as some of the stock wallpapers that come with our digital devices are, everyone has them, so it’s nice to find something appealing that’s a little less common. I’ve designed Wallpaper #1 to be iPad-friendly, whether you hold the…

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Somebody Hold That Thing Still!

Woo hoo! It’s been a long-time coming … Welcome to the brand-new PopTop Studio website! After closing the doors on SpringSprang two years ago, I went solo and began working from home. Up until now, I just had a place-holder website – something…

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