The genesis of an idea is intriguing to me, and I often feel that there’s a rough, raw charm in early sketches that is sometimes lost in translation. As such, I try to preserve all my original sketches here so that I can occasionally refer back to them and trace the progression from idea, to sketch, to implementation, and the final work.

Over the years I’ve begun to use my own shorthand annotations for depicting designs. Though from far elegant, I’ve found it to be a good way to do justice to very complex ideas efficiently and quickly, without getting distracted by fine details. It’s nice, in this day and age, to unplug for a half hour or so and jot down various ideas that I’ve had throughout the day.

I usually use a thick, black Sharpie.