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Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done by David Allen has been on my reading list for years. From the moment I heard about it, I knew it was a book I needed to read but never got around to it. Now as a director of a department, I owed it to my team to learn how to get…

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Forever a Student

We live in a great time where we don’t have to go to a room to be a student. We are the generation raised by the Internet, its up to us how we use it. I recently started looking on youtube key words, “start up business” or “photography lighting” to learn from professionals. I want to…

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Don’t Stop Moving

Time again I get so wrapped up in success that I can lose the essence of who I am. That child like faith and dreamer begins to fade away and numbers and figures become more important. Today, as I heard the kids playing outside so carelessly, I remembered the possibility of life. I know those…

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We are Women Leaders

When I first volunteered in the video department, there was a point when I was the only girl. I remember trying to encourage the last girl to stay on the team. I felt alone but I knew I was where I belonged and hoped I could encouraged other girls to join the team. When I…

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Infographic Animation

I’ve always admired those who could do amazing animations in After Effects. I remember back in 2005 watching Creative Cow’s hour long tutorials. They were always complicated and some how I would miss a step and nothing would work. This week, I had to overcome my fear and jumped in the deep end. As I…

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Behind the Scenes: Crystal

When I was creating my empire photography poster, I was in need of some fresh photos to use. Crystal has always been one of my favorite models to work with. She’s naturally beautiful, easy to direct and lots of fun to hang out with. My main objective was to get a portrait with great lighting,…

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Starting Something New

The current in thing is start up companies. Everyone is doing it. But to be honest, it’s not very glamorous to start a new business. No one knows who you are and you have little credibility. All you have is to hope people trust you. This weekend we had a very successful speaker and author visit…