Andrew J. Nilsen doesn’t care about titles. Call him a designer, art director, illustrator, photographer, flying trapeze instructor, white water rafting guide, or motorcycle whisperer and he will have a few stories for all of those things. At the end of the day, Andrew is just a guy who likes to create.
Some of those creations have been recognized by the Society of Publications Designers (Gold Medal), the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, 3×3 Magazine, Creative Quarterly, Print Magazine, Communication Arts, the London International Creative Competition, CMYK Magazine, and more. He was named 2011 Graphic Designer of the Year by International Design Awards.
Clients include: Village Voice, LA Weekly, Fast Company, Scientific American, Salesforce, American Giant, The Washington Post, PG&E, The Walt Disney Family Museum, Worth Magazine, The Stranger, Seattle Met, Houstonia Magazine, Kiehl’s, Bao Tranchi, Genentech, Green Source Magazine, SF Weekly, Make Magazine, Denver Westword, Houston Press, Phoenix New Times, Dallas Observer, Library Journal, Columbus Monthly, Sacramento Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly, Capital Business Journal, Institutional Investor, Minneapolis City Pages, San Antonio Current, Miami New Times, and St. Louis Riverfront Times. For more, visit www.andrewjnilsen.com.
Giving ex-offenders a better chance at reintegration is behind the California Fair Chance Act, which took effect in January. With exceptions for a few types of jobs, the new law forbids businesses with five or more employees from asking applicants about criminal history until late in the hiring process — which could mean big changes in how many employers hire.
Intelligence might be built into our DNA, but what about creativity and problem-solving? Not so, experts say. So, if it can be taught, how can we learn? We ask some local brainiacs for their tips for inspiring outside-the-box thinking.
Virtual reality used to be financially out-of-reach for many firms. Now, builders and architects alike are finding that implementing technology upfront prevents mistakes, and saves money, down the road.
Tech transfer at publically-funded universities isn’t just about generating revenue from IP — it’s about the public good. But is the UC’s strategy for negotiating licenses making this double-barrelled mission even more complex?
Last summer, Sacramento learned it would become Volkswagon’s first “Green City,” earning millions in investment from the tarnished brand’s subsidiary, Electrify America. Where will this money go, and what does it mean for the local auto technology industry?
The Capital Region has a couple of homegrown video game success stories, but most growth is taking place in its community of indie developers. As the region seeks to brand itself more as a tech hub, these gamers want to ensure their industry is part of the push.
Each year, small and mid-sized organizations, including small businesses, lose the most to employee theft. We talked to financial advisors about the lessons they learned about how to prevent fraud from damaging your business.
Infrastructure improvements are costly, and with too few customers spread over too great a distance, are usually not worth the return on investment for business.
But some ISPs are finding ways.
From texts to photos to emails, every modern law case involves some sort of e-discovery — so why are lawyers still failing to do it?
This is the new age of advertising, a digital world dominated by big data, controlled by those who know how to handle it. New technology, such as mobile devices and smart speakers, has opened the door for advertisers to track everything from customer locations to spending habits.