About the author

Michael: I graduated from the University of Cincinnati and am fortunate to have found such a fun career with diverse topics. When I'm not at Tool, I enjoy trail running, science fiction, illustration, and video games (the quiet strategy types, less of the bang bang ones).


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04
Nov

Cloud Based Rendering

A new online rendering platform is available to all.  Lagoa appears to have similar rendering qualities as KeyShot (another fine program that we use currently), but…

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12
Jul

Influences of the Design Process

I’ve been listening to Donald Norman’s Design of Everyday Things, off and on, during my commute (when I can stand it…this usually has to do whether…

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29
Mar

Tilt-Shift Filter in CS 6

I've been trying CS 6 here at our office and brought the new tilt-shift filter into use on a few photos that I have taken over…

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29
Mar

Young Innovators: A Visit to Marblehead Middle School

Bill Liteplo and I dropped into visit Ned Dawes and his Science/Engineering class at Marblehead Middle School a few weeks ago.  This would be the second…

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01
Feb

Grasshopper 3D

Lately I've been trying to figure out how people make these wonderfully patterned creations.  I have a few projects that I wouldn't mind employing complex fractals…

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12
Oct

Freeform Drawing in the Act of Design

I read this article a few weeks ago  in the NY Times Sunday Review.  In it Michael Graves describes the virtues and somewhat dying art of…

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13
Jun

Nora on My Back

I really like hiking...and I have a daughter that's about a year-and-a-half young.  When my wife and I were expecting Nora, it meant that  we needed…

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11
May

Time Capsule of a Designer

I saw this article on NY Times via Core77…it was a quick lunch read about a guy named Charles Pollock.  Upon mentioning this, I have to…

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20
Apr

Design FAIL

I think I'm not alone in the design world on this.  At the end of the day I'm usually drained of creative energy.  Still I seek…

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