My pins are a HOW Award Winner!

Sam Stone Self Promo Pin HOW Magazine Awards Winner

I can’t even BELIEVE IT. It feels really good to see a passion project of mine get recognized! It was just something I wanted to do, that lived inside my head, and people like it! I entered the HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards on a whim, because I love these pins and the response has been good when I hand … Read More

CreatAthon Arizona…24 hours of straight design!

AIGA AZ instagram post for CreatAthon

This past weekend I had the awesome experience of volunteering for the Arizona CreatAthon; a 24-hour creative marathon where volunteers come together to provide design, marketing, and strategic services for nonprofits. This event is part of AIGA Design for Good, a program supported by IBM. The aim is to “ignite, accelerate, and amplify design-driven social change.” I first learned about CreatAthon, … Read More

Canal Convergence 2017

Last night, Kevin, baby Gabe, my sister Mina, and I all went to Scottsdale to check out Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light. Very cool, and definitely recommend locals check it out. But it is only up for a weekend! I’m a huge fan of light installations and this event is mostly focused on them (there are some dancers, … Read More

The Neon Boneyard!

During my trip Las Vegas for the 2016 AIGA Design Conference, I got to go to the Neon Boneyard (actually called the Neon Museum) and I was SO excited! I’ve wanted to go every since I found out the place existed! Both as a designer for the type, and as a photographer for the setting.

Another One Down

Sadly, I didn’t place in the Magnolia Garden Photo Contest again. Wah wah. BUT I got some really great pics that I will personally enjoy. Below are the ones I felt were the favorites for actually entering into the contest and I have a ton more that I just really like. I am really into that peacock. I started shooting super … Read More

Week 52 – CYOA, Choose Your Own Adventure

This week’s theme for LensProtoGo’s 52 Week Project was “CYOA”, or “Choose Your Own Adventure”. Since I was in the land of beautiful things, aka California I decided to just let this one happen organically and not think about it too much. My camera is always by my side so I knew I’d come across something beautiful. And one day … Read More

Week 51 – Fire

This week’s theme for LensProtoGo’s 52 Week Project was “Fire”. I thought it was going to be a challenge to keep up with the project while I was out visiting my family in San Diego, but it turns out that I got the perfect chance! We had a fire in the pit in the backyard on Christmas Eve and made … Read More