Measuring Creative Operations

Preface: This is a post that I wrote for for the globaledit blog. I’m a huge believe in quantifying process and learning from other industries. After re-reading The Goal and looking at the Creative industry, I composed this: One of the books that has really shaped my thinking about creative operations is Eliyahu Goldratt’s The…

#tbt Tom’s Diner and MP3s

Here is a little known fact that I find interesting. The MP3 Audio format was finalized in 1992. While it was being developed, Karlheinz Brandenburg used Suzanne Vega’s song Tom’s Diner as his reference sample. The song was chosen because it sounds flat, has a wide range of frequencies and a large variation in volume. Additionally, the almost-mono…

Neither Digital Nor Color

Fun fact of the day: your new digital camera is neither digital nor color. Let me explain. The image sensor of your digital camera is a device called a CMOS sensor. (CMOS actually just refers to the construction of the semiconductor so there are many Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductors.) The sensor is made up of…

Process Makes Perfect

NOTE: This is a blog post I wrote for globaledit.com. One of the perks of my job is that I get a deep view into the creative operations process for our clients. We are intimately woven into the fabric of some of the largest fashion brands in the worlds and are granted access to their…