Dust off your treasure map, adventurers! I've been unearthing a trove of unusual antiques lately, from intricate pocket watches to quirky tin wind-up toys & games. My Instagram (@gormanantiques) is your peek into this whimsical world, but trust me, the real magic happens live. Come explore the Hamburg Antique Center in Sussex County, NJ, where 40 vendors and I have curated a wonderland of thousands of vintage and antique treasures just waiting to be discovered. From antique furniture whispering forgotten stories to mid-century collectibles winking with nostalgia, there's something for every curious soul. I hope to see you there.
On Cyber Monday or anytime you are ordering something online be wary of Dark Patterns, these are design patterns weaved within a site that are purposefully designed to scam the user...some are obvious while others subtle. For example, I ordered something from Zazzle.com last year and found out their default was to make me member at a price of $9.99/annual set to auto renew every year unless I went out of my way to opt out, this is a deceptive practice that some online companies use to trick users to paying unwanted fees or services. See the video below for other "evil" practices...
Long time friend Marge Paradise casually mentioned to me she won Best in Show at the PSNJ Ninth Annual Members Exhibit, Livingston gallery. I think that's great news and an opportunity to share her new portfolio at paradisestudio.weebly.com for others to enjoy. Nice work and kudos to Marge!
While I retain a playful spirit, my 30+ years in the graphics and media industry, from web pioneer in 1993 to UX director, teaching and creative lead, have honed my design skills across print, web, and interactive experiences.