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Serve your art, not your tools, Part 1 via Cooper Journal

Part 1 of 3: Creativity Boosters

When computers and digital technology came onto the scene, a design revolution was born. Thanks to the advantages of the new digital workstream, the possibilities for our creativity expanded exponentially. But, given the complexity of learning the new programs that are available to us, many of us now find ourselves locked into a single toolset (read: Photoshop), afraid to try something different. As a result, our workflows are inefficient and not oriented to working effectively in teams.

The goal is to be creative
A well designed workflow cuts down your stress and increases your focus, allowing more time for what you want to do most: be creative.

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Cooper Journal: Stay inspired with Evernote

As long as I can remember, I’ve maintained an library of inspirational imagery. I’m always consuming visually appealing material, so if I find something, I grab it, whether it’s an interesting font, photograph, texture, color palette, icon, or UX pattern. Growing as a visual designer means keeping up with the ever-shifting trends and visual innovations out there in the world, and a library of inspiration can be a place to stockpile the state-of-the-art.


Cooper Journal: Stay inspired with Evernote

Caffeinatedapp Platinum Theme

I’m a big fan of Caffeinatedapp for the mac. I decided to build a theme for it. The theme is very basic, I wanted something easy to read and super clean.


Install Instructions

Drop platinum.cafttheme into this directory:
~/Library/Containers/com.geekygoodness.Caffeinated/Data/Library/Application Support/Caffeinated/Themes

Download Caffeinatedapp Platinum Theme


My Favorite Mac Apps

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Keyboard driven app launcher



Natural language calculator


Play By Play

Dribbble client




Facebook menu




Compress images



Prevent mac from going to sleep or dimming screen.



Makes drag and drop between spaces easier.



Quickly annotate screenshots.



Latin text generator



Share and monitor files via dropbox



create photo collages. great for creating mood-boards quickly



Color palette, selector



Weather app



Natural language calendar event creator



Google Reader app



Font Manager



Video converter



Making icons easy


Espresso 2.0, Released

Espresso my favorite html coding app has just been upgraded to version 2.

Now with CSSEdit 3, Awesome!

You design and develop for the Web? Espresso turbo-charges your workflowwith the perfect blend of features. Speed through day-to-day edits with extensive language support, contextual completions, powerful smart snippets, and Zen actions.


Availability: Currently Accepting Freelance Work. Hire Me