Always up to something!

Happy creating and participating in various art, design, and writing projects no matter where I go. Right now? I'm enjoying exploring Haverford, PA. Freshly migrating further east after many years living both in California and the Pacific Northwest, there is a lot on offer being situated next to Philadelphia, New York, and D.C.

Definitely looking forward to setting down some roots and meeting fellow creatives. From participating in writing discussions, urban sketching, night photography, to collaborative art projects, there is a whole slew of wonderful possibilities to tease out of new experiences. I can feel change in the air and it is wonderful.

Curious to take a peek at some of my work? Go ahead and check out my portfolio. and don't forget to follow me on Pinterest or Twitter.

Humans like Widgets in a GUI

As a creative person I enjoy finding inspiration from the world around me, including books, news articles, and the like. Often I find interviews coming out of FastCompany to be insightful and useful. That isn’t to say I agree with everything they share. Take, for example, Facebook’s lead engineering innovator and her statement about artists, scientists and engineers from the…

Response to Silly Memes

I’ve noticed quite a few memes spreading across the Internet giving advice about how to live a “happy” life. But many of these messages give people the wrong ideas. Such as, “smile more”. If we all smiled when we didn’t feel like smiling, then we are basically being advised to be fake. How is that going to help anyone? Another…

Wrapping up a new Website Redesign

Hi all, I’ve been enjoying working with Wynne Wright to completely overhaul and execute a website redesign for her company, Sixteen Sprigs. She runs a lavender farm here in Lansing, Michigan, and needed a way to get the word out about her locally produced lavender products as well as a nice online shopping experience for her customers. I spent time…

margaret-oliver-2015“It is great to be back in Lansing, Michigan after a fantastic photographic caravan across the country from the San Francisco Bay Area, California all the way back here across route 80. I traveled through quite a number of lovely states such as Nevada, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois! Looking forward to playing with all the images I took of this wonderful country just in time for an online review launching July 4th. Meanwhile, hope you are all enjoying the Summer.”

Locations May through June

As I’m currently undergoing a major move to Michigan from California I’ll take on new projects starting June 15th. Gotta love falling for someone 2000+ miles away! But as life happens to us all, I am sure you can understand. May 20th through May 26th I’ll be in the San Francisco Bay Area, shooting photos, writing, and packing the last…

margaret-oliver-100x100“Much of my work is project based, although some of what I do is self-motivated. I find inspiration from people, philosophical ideas, and the world around me. In my spare time I enjoy wine tasting and travel.”