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Jann Alexander

As publisher of my fiction, nonfiction, photographs, paintings, design, and creative ideas, I find my focus in seeing, exploring and recording life's details—like the two novels I'm writing, or the scenic gumbo that is my Vanishing Austin photography series, and the prints I call Lightscapes. Or writing for my blog on creativity, art + what goes with it, and my travels around my hometown, Austin, Texas and back in time, at Creative collaboration is a key part of my process. And it all comes together on my art + photo + words blog, Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It, at, where my art meets tech.

Take It Easy

There’s a ghostly story they like to tell about Speakeasy, in Austin’s Warehouse District. Ghosts have haunted its historic home in the Kreisel building since July 1916, when a fire trapped a fireman […]

Design Is for Function. Looks? A Bonus.

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” —Steve Jobs, US computer engineer & industrialist, Apple (1955 – ) Flipboard, meet Steve Jobs. Actually, you already have! You’ve created a product for Steve’s iPad that follows his philosophy that good design is about good […]

Dumb Things Artists Do

We are continually amazed (yet entertained) by Dumb Things Artists Do To Try to Get Into Galleries. Dumb, because they’ve given no thought to their target audience, and how to best reach its members. Instead, they’re wasting their valuable time and they’re damaging their art reputations in the process. Today’s […]