Friday, December 29, 2006

Shoehorn Design Gives and they Give and they Give

thanks to will at Shoehorn for coming on as a sponsor for DR07. Great people. Give them a gander.....

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Oz!


I am sure you have all used this man for his love (stamp). He'll be bringing more than just his love come April. Check him out.

Friday, December 01, 2006


Do it. You know you want to.

People are needed to help the weekend of the ranch (April 19-22, 2007) with the nuts and bolts of making Design Ranch work. This is obviously not a apaid position but there are perks included. Inquire.

Thursday, November 30, 2006


Looks like they are in. Its a go and life is good again.

You know them. You own something from them. Check out what they are up to these days.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Dan Winters = IN

Thank the good lord above. I got THROUGH to Dan winters and he has accepted the invitation to be a part of Design Ranch 2007. Check it before you wreck it.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Ready Made is IN.. I mean out.

dammmit Jim! I'm a doctor - i cant play god.

ready made was in - then some end of the month magazine thing came up? Anyone know them should call them and put the heat on to come.... Please..

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Neenah come through on the paper

thank you Randy in Dallas from Neenah. They have agreed to help us out with paper. Cool guy and worth it to introduce yourself.

Decoder Ring

the ring is in. The decoder ring design concern are in on a main speaker slot. You know them - you love them. Be on the look out for the Pevoto Bacon and Beer Breakfast...

"Damn it feels good to be a Knitta!"

I love this group. Just found out that they are in on DR07. Check this out. They're will be somekind of knitting workshop. Thinking macrame owl...? Gonna be good....

Thanks to Kelly for pulling that one out....

Williamson Printing to do our Materials!

I am pumped up! Thank you Williamson Printing for being on board! They have agreeded to print our materials for the seventh year. Always the highest quality printing on the cutting edge of industry. They just got/or getting a sick 16 color press. Check it.

IPNstock - first sponsor in

Thank you IPNstock for kicking in. Everyone uses stock - give them a try.

mark burckhardt

he is in. yah-ho. Great guy. Great talent. Worth the price of admission.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Yahoo. DR07 is a go.

Yes its official. Design Ranch is officially off the ground. We have gotten verbal commitments from a short list of fine companies that will cover us on our down payment for the ranch.

Want to get involved? Let us know.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Start this again...

Taking the horse by the reigns. Its been a lazy, quiet summer and I've taken it upon myself to recruit a cast of characters to help me get Design Ranch off the ground again. Its been a lot of re-thinking and re-tooling the event based on feedback from past attendees. There are some exciting speakers. New workshops. Now next step... asking for cash.

Austin is prime to go to the next level as a creative force. Its pretty clear just from living here and seeing the kinds of things people are involved with. Design needs a vehicle. We need to do what MIke Judge did for animation, what Linkletter did for film. Design Ranch is our catalyst. If the rest of the country looks to austin, bigger budgets, better work and higher quality of life follows. We're on par with the San Frans and the New Yorks. TRUST ME getting involved will pay dividends - so if you can support us. Please do.

I think I am looking for 3 creative firms to come in at $5K each ($15K total) that would get us moving. You would recieve a list of exposure opportunities, of course, on a national level.

lets talk....