Musings on the design of experiences, on line and in life.
And me? I'm Brandon Burns, a former Creative Director, hailing from agencies like BBDO and R/GA. I'm now toying with various entrepreneurial ventures, turning my culinary hobby into something more, taking adventure travel trips to far away lands, and optimizing the design of my own personal experience.
“An ad that pretends to be art is—at absolute best—like somebody who smiles warmly at you only because he wants something from you. This is dishonest, but what’s sinister is the cumulative effect that such dishonesty has on us: since it offers a perfect facsimile or simulacrum of goodwill without goodwill’s real spirit, it messes with our heads and eventually starts upping our defenses even in cases of genuine smiles and real art and true goodwill. It makes us feel confused and lonely and impotent and angry and scared. It causes despair.”