Sunday, April 3, 2011


I guess I owe my dear followers to update this blog with the news
about paperreka and Amelie. Please visit my new home for all things paperific at and read about how Amelie became a part of the team.

So this weekend Amelie had to be taken almost completely apart to even begin to try to lift her off the truck that brought her home.
Excited to let the painting process begin.

Monday, February 28, 2011

yeah yeah yeah

Nope, this post has nothing to do with bands, just the pure happiness I am feeling because I have been awarded 4 addys this year from Greater Dayton Advertising Association (GDAA). I got a bronze addy for my personal identity: business cards (printed by smokeproof press) and notecards (printed by Oregon Printing). I have received one silver award for my most recent wedding invitation packet and another for a logo design. And the gold—aka severed Hermes head—goes to a self promo piece I created for the same client as the logo design. (Photographs by Blink of an Eye Photography)

The most amazing part about receiving these awards is that they were all conceptualized and designed by my little lonesome. Sure—getting recognition for your student work is a great honor—but when it's only your own blood and sweat... that's a completely different story... and that is why I have such a hard time wrapping my head around this. I just feel so blessed to do what I love to do every day.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


"The details are not the details. They make the design." (Charles Eames) Thanks to Nathan Peel from fyrefly photography for sharing these photos with me.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

in the spirit of spices

As you may know my company name resembles a very important spice in the Hungarian cuisine. In the spirit of getting ready for the official paperreka website launch—which has a lot to do with spices as well as magic—I offer you this amazing design to make your day a little brighter. Most importantly, however, I offer an online commitment to you dear readers that the paperreka website is to launch the first week of March. There I said it—and cannot take it back.

Source: Yanko design

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

no spoonfeeding

As the new year, resolutions and all those good things begin I would like to look back and rehash the Dalai Lama’s speech at Miami University last year. Yes, I am about 3 months behind schedule—as we say in Hungarian (loose translation): sweep your own porch, because it may be just as dirty as mine... but anyway... I decided to bare my tardiness mainly because some of the points are my personal goals and resolutions in 2011 and also to perhaps inspire you. To make sure I don't lose you I am writing in a non-spoonfeeding style.

—everyone deserves a happy life.
—happiness comes form the inside: peace of mind=healthy life.
—accept and respect all.
—everyone desires affection—may it be a human being, an animal or a plant. Feeding is only one part of the equation; care and love are also essential. If we receive care and love we can also spread it around.

—a bit of an obvious claim here—bees cannot compare with human intelligence. However, with no laws, no constitution, no religion they all work together… and we as humans HAVE intelligence. Think about that for a second...

—no matter what goals we have in life—our methods to reach them have to be realistic. If we have too much emotion—we cannot see clearly. So we must remain objective whenever possible. This also means that we must know reality fully. Know 3, 4 or 6 dimensions before making a decision.

—finally the Dalai Lama called this century "the century of dialogue." The potential for conflict is always there. The method to resolve it must be by dialogue and not by force. Take the Iraqi war… motivation to eliminate dictator and bring democracy: good. Method: not good.

—when you are personally in dissonance, you must find a peaceful way to resolve it.

Happy sweeping and thinking in the new year.