What’s new with Tuckyhut plus a liberal sprinkling of my thoughts on gear, work, life & society.

Black Lives Matter

We Must Do Better

  • News

I live in Minnesota. Been here my whole life. Until a couple weeks ago it seemed like a pretty decent place where people generally get a fair shake. Maybe that’s true sometimes. Perhaps most of the time. But it’s not enough.

Leveling up: Frequency Separation Retouching

I’d heard of the technique, but (as usual) the internet was full of conflicting ideas, with the only agreement being that everyone is doing it wrong. And a vocal minority saying it shouldn’t be done at all.

Year of Photography

My Year of Photography

I became a designer as an excuse to spend my days playing with photographs. After trying an SLR camera it was obvious I could get good at this. I found a way to scan film so my photos could could edited using state-of-the-art-in-1994 Photoshop version 2.5.

My New 2017 iMac

My MacBook Pro met my needs. For web design, print design and some medium duty photo editing, it was fine. I was happy to wait for Apple’s next supercomputer…

…until I wasn’t.

MacBook Pro 15 inch TouchBar

New MacBook Pro

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you probably know that Apple has redesigned the MacBook Pro recently. Here’s my take.

Illustration of two creatives at work, facing eachother

Thoughts on Independence

  • Business

Ever get pressured onto a client’s payroll as a freelancer? Are you being pushed toward W2 status while trying to build an independent practice?

Tuckyhut and Hector, the Brand Mascot

Three years an independent

  • News

Jan 2, 2016. I let it come & go without much notice this year. It should be celebrated, though. It’s my Independence Day. The day I quit my job.