I have been doing a bit of research about which products sell the best on Zazzle, so here are a few thoughts. 1. Context One key aspect of a successful Zazzle product is context. This is a topic that I discuss quite a bit with my consulting clients and is an increasing focus for most …

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As an artist or creative professional, having a website or blog that shows off your portfolio is an absolute “must have” these days. Where many artists fail, however, is in making sure that their website also has a clear set of actions that they want their customers to take once they get there. In other words, a …

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The very near future of 3D printing offers a lot of fascinating opportunities for digital artists. While the 3D printing industry is still in it’s infancy, revenue numbers are expected to double every year for the next 5 years, (I would say much longer though) and we haven’t even begun to comprehend the new business opportunities that are …

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In my writing and presentations, I reference a book quite a bit called “Who Owns the Future” by Jaron Lanier. In his book, he discusses the future, where he believes that because of the inevitable total automation by robots and artificial intelligence, the only work that will be available will be for people (much like …

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Last fall, while working for Scholz & Volkmer, I was an advisor for the relaunch of the Mercedes-Benz.com website, which is the international media portal for Mercedes-Benz. The Website http://www.mercedes-benz.com/ My Role My role was User Experience Consultant and I was tasked with helping the designers and information architects repurpose the entire website using WordPress …

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The connected vehicle project I have been working on for Mercedes-Benz over the last year and a half has now launched and is slowly rolling out with more and more features and services. Presenting the Mercedes.me platform & portal. Link to the Portal: https://me.mercedes-benz.com Link to the main info page: https://www.mercedes.me/ What is Mercedes.me? Mercedes.me …

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Guess who’s featured on the German Facebook page for the La Roche-Posay skin care company? Yep, that’s me, Mr. Sunshine! The text loosely translates to: “Sean is originally from Cleveland Ohio, USA and now lives in Germany. With his red hair and his extremely sun sensitive skin, it tends quickly to sunburn. His favorite place …

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I’ve been feeling inspired lately to play again. After a long hiatus of not hearing any music in my head, I finally feel motivated enough to finally get my shit together and finish up some songs that have been laying around for a while. My wife and I are expecting our second baby in September, …

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One of the projects I did this past fall finally launched this weekend and i’m really excited about how it turned out. Working as senior concept for the digital media agency Scholz & Volkmer, I provided UX consulting and information architecture for the Bayer 04 Leverkusen Heimspiel iPhone and Android App for the Bayer 04 …

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As someone who creates technology all day for a living, more and more these days, I cant help but to feel a growing sense that there is some sort of huge, metaphysical void in all of it. It feels like there is no magic or mystery anymore. Technology used to be the things of wizards, …

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