An intermittently updated collection of observations, notes, and essays.

  • Discourse, Duane King

    Duane is a Consultant and Creative Director based in Portland, Oregon who champions the aesthetics of ideas. Driven by curiosity, he explores and creates what is possible with imagination, wit, and clarity.


  • Where's the Finish Line?

    Surveying the careers of some of the design field's more prominent practitioners and examining what success and clebrity look like in our field.


  • Discourse, Joe Stewart

    Joe is a designer, cyclist, and founding partner at the highly successful Work&co -- a design and technology company with an impressive and growing list of client engagements.


  • Rob Giampietro

    Rob is a designer, teacher, writer, critic, and winner of the 2014-15 Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome. He is currently a Senior UX Design Manager at Google in New York.


  • Hello World

    I'm back-ish. The site is undergoig a redesign in the hopes that it will serve as a decent enough place to house thoughts and observations about the nature of my relationship with design.