"Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent." - Joe Scarano
"WRITING IS THE PAINTING OF THE VOICE"
Find out what we have been up to, read some rants and leave some comments. It's here for the reading. Indulge.
Growing up and growing apart. Once best friends, now occasional texts to promise to get together. Loved ones separated by provinces, water, cities, and distance, find a common ground. Fate made us siblings, but hearts made us friends. The social landscape may change, but the people stay the same. Stay. Getting bigger, becoming a woman. […]
The last blog I wrote was my 200th post, I didn’t realize this until I had posted it. I had written a 100th blog post when I crossed that line, but I missed this milestone by one. In the beginning, I started slow and needed to find my footing. My brother had told me I […]
What is it about being negative that is so hard to shake? It’s like junk food for the social mind. People love to bitch. I have had issues in the past with being pessimistic. I still do. But I try and fight the urge to complain about stuff. But if you talk to my wife […]
I used to be more involved in social media. But things change and we get complacent, our priorities shift. It happens to everyone. We see our friends and family less and we tend to become a little more selfish and pull into our own little cocoons. This is normal. But it isn’t a way to live […]
Hello, hello, helloooo… A reverberating sound, a similar image, an event, a traumatic experience, a life lesson. Everything has happened before, history repeats itself, this is a given. We tend to do the same things over and over again. Do we learn from our mistakes? Sometimes. Do we take those lessons and avoid the same […]
Who am I? Good Question.
Depends on what time of day you ask me, a father, a designer, a writer. I am a little bit of all of those, and more.
Douglas is a Designer/writer/videographer. He is currently working on a number of projects. Some of which have been hinted at in his blog. He has worked everywhere from a global advertising juggernaut to a one person design boutique. He has worked in television, magazine publishing, user experience design, print, radio, outdoor…I could go on but this is an about me section, not my resumé. I write what I like, which is pretty much everything, and as I find time between writing blogs and finish off new projects, I will let you be the first to hear about them.Douglas Reid Van Voorst
Douglas is Blond Zombie. He has a thirst for knowledge and a cold beer, best served at the same time if you ask him. He’s got years of stories, rants and a boat load of trivial information that only the nerdiest, niche-iest (is that even a word?) and self deprecating reader could appreciate. Yet he powers on and throws his words into the cyber-void listening closely to hear them hit bottom.Blond Zombie
Doug is a family man. He has a daughter, a wife and an interesting and diverse extended family whom he loves very much. His experience with loved ones has taught and shaped the person he is, for better or worse. From adoption to new beginnings, fatherhood to tough love, he has either done it or lived through it shaping and adding a pepper of personality to his writing.Doug