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Joe Vance
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Attended Indiana University Southeast
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Best. Binder Idea. Ever.
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Pacific Rim was pretty much just what it needed to be, and that is a hybrid of so many nerdy things from my childhood (and teen years) that I was turned into back into a kid while watching it.
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Huh, the Google+ app for iOS is pretty spiffy. Irony?
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No I actually sent you a Google hangout IM of "test". And to that it never
shows you online on that, but my buddy Frank shows all the time.
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It's funny (and by funny, I mean in a way that only David Cross could eloquently point out the sharp, brutal edge of hypocrisy and still make you laugh) the amount of emphasis and personal investment people have placed in the app Instagram. Two things have happened lately involving that very app which have, apparently, been so disruptive to everyone's internet-based judgmental lives (so much more could be said on that topic) that I liken it to what these people would HAVE to think or say if someone dropped a trailer park in the middle of Austin, TX. One happened last week (Instagram was released for Android users) and another today (its acquisition by Facebook). Let's start with the first thing, which is maybe a bit more simple to point out and get to the heart of: how many disparaging, outraged, snarky, elitist Tweets I see regarding the availability of Instagram on Android devices. What's maybe most surprising to me regarding this matter is how many of these messages and RTs I've seen coming from designers and field representatives who've established themselves as industry innovators. Get over yourselves, people. It's an application meant to give users a way to express their life through photo documentation and spin those moments with a few simple photo filters. What it is NOT is an application meant to short change and bypass the hard work and eye of pro-photographers so that you can fancy yourself the new Annie Leibovitz or Ansel Adams. Those "leaders" should know that better than anyone.

Where the second thing is concerned, I'm amazed that so many seem to be shocked and outraged by this development. Honestly, are you THAT surprised? Look at what Facebook has made their forefront mission (taken directly from their own Facebook page): "… to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected". Given that they've stated in interviews a desire to hire people and find ways to "catalyze emotions, rather than simply enable users to accomplish tasks" and to get at "the science of things you can’t reason about, that you just feel” (http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669445/how-facebook-finds-the-best-design-talent-and-keeps-them-happy), this acquisition should hardly be shocking at all. I cannot believe the true issue is one large company/corporation buying a former start-up app and/or the questions about how their content will be used, especially in the face of people making statements in NY Times articles like: "I for one would feel more comfortable with Facebook looking through my phonebook, wallet and underwear drawer if I knew I was going to get paid for it" (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/disruptions-facebook-users-ask-wheres-our-cut/).

I think the core issue being exposed here is the overrighteous attitudes and sense-of-self that iOS users (iPhone/iPad) have adopted. In an age when so many of these people have taken to Twitter to spread the word about Occupy movements all over the country and "demonize" the ways in which there are attempts to inhibit freedom of speech and access to information on the internet: they're a "99%" all their own with a preference for their "gated community" away from what they view to be the inferior "1%" (Android users and until last week, those who were not left out of all the "hipster" fun to be found in Instagram), trying to hold on to an unjustified, baseless ideal and sense of possession of a service (or services) where the intentions for use were never something they were given control of to begin with. There's an underlying issue of "who has the power and control" there, in which the aforementioned attitudes and stances hardly "make the world more open and connected".

As someone who works in the web field (with all that entails) and engages frequently (and what I hope to be sensibly) in many of the ways in which we connect online: that, to me, is a real knee slapper.
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This is why I love you JV
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It's probably impossible to quantify how much joy and amusement this photo gives me.
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Look at that grin, Jay - how could he not? I'm supposed to be a higher-evolved version of him, and I don't look that awesome on my best days.
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Really do need to remember to check in here. Still digging on this mobile UI.
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It really is pretty clean. Glad Google finally got their asses in-line and designed a consistent UI framework!
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In this instance, I like that it's used to troll people on Facebook and prove a point >:)
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Really digging on the style adjustments I'm getting from the new Every Time I Die track.

Every Time I Die - "Revival Mode"!
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This wasn't getting a lot of love in the office, but I've listened to it at least twice a day since seeing/hearing this.
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Graphic/UI/UX Designer and Aspiring Fine Artist
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  • Mission Data
    Senior Interactive Designer, 2006 - 2013
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Graphic/UI/UX Designer. Artist. Design/art/pop-culture fanboy. I make obscure movie references. Talk incessantly about music. Ok, maybe I'm just a fanboy.
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I work to make the internet a much-improved and rad place to be. I've got a specific amount of print design experience, with things ranging from posters to package and identity design. I started out working in print exclusively before this thing called “the internet” really started taking off (who knew?) and I began picking it up while still running around the design and art programs in college. I made it my goal to be as well rounded in all areas of design as possible. 

Beyond that, I'm a local area artist, although life has seen fit to keep me away from being very involved in it the last few years. I enjoy drawing, print-making, screen-printing, photography, a bit of painting, and especially enjoy working in installation art. I’m a pop-culture junkie, a “junk” junkie (I love working with found materials and repurposing what’s often considered “junk”), and I thrive on working a certain level of humor/irony, grit/grime, and a bit of gut-wrenching reality into what I do. I'm a huge horror film fan. Especially the bad ones. I've been to more shows than I'll ever be able to remember (though my hearing surely bears the scars), starting back to when I was 15 and watching shows in peoples' basements. There's more, but I'll leave the rest of the autobiography for someone to make a “made for TV movie” around starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. My luck states that it will probably be Ben Affleck, though. At least he was the bomb in Phantoms, yo.

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  • Indiana University Southeast
    B.A. Fine Art, 1999 - 2004
  • Indiana University Southeast
    BFA Graphic Design, 2004 - 2006
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