ILUSTRAFIC - Valencia, Spain

ILUSTRAFIC (Illustration Conference) was a fantastic event, great speakers, wonderful hosts, students with awesome questions ... a great time.  Valencia is very beautiful city. I really hope to return one day. Valencia, Spain June 19, 20 and 21st, 2013 http://www.ilustrafic.com/en

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Most Photos below by Alice Ventin 

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Things are always more impressive if they are bigger than you. A college professor told me anything bigger than us we pray to and anything smaller than us we step on.

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"If you keep talking I am leaving in 2 minutes"

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The creACTIVISTS - Getting Kids to play with art and ideas

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Apparently, I am a left handed widower according to the Spanish newspapers ;)

widower http://ccaa.elpais.com/ccaa/2013/06/19/valencia/1371672158_993034.html

At first I thought I was deaf ... but was relieved when I found out I was just left handed http://verlanga.com/ilustracion/cuando-los-ilustradores-dominaron-la-tierra/

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I should probably be talking about illustration here .. but hey I want to talk about my feelings :) like a good artist

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Skate Park in Valencia. Graffiti .. check!

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The Mrs. in a hamster ball

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Futuristic looking buildings ... and yes I imagined this as my home

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Which came first? The chicken building or the egg building?

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Public Market ... pig head ... no big deal

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"The water of Valencia"

How do I remember all my usernames & passwords?

In order to live in the 21st century you are required to remember a ton of usernames/passwords for all the different web sites you interact with, but instead of creating new usernames and passwords people often use the same username/password for all the web sites because it's easier to remember. This is a huge security problem, because if someone is able to look at your login credentials via an insecure connection, unencrypted database, shared computer, shady web master, key logging programs, etc ... they know they will often be able to use the same information to login to other web sites (banking, email, Paypal, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, etc) Password Managers/Apps are also vulnerable because you are essentially putting all you eggs in one basket. For example, here are  Security Flaws Found in Five Password Managers.

So what can you do?

The best solution would be to have different login credentials (username / password ) for every site that is easy to remember.

Say you want to login to 3 different web sites:

  • www.privatebanking.com
  • www.mywebsite.com
  • www.emailsite.com

Usernames

use your email address + the name of the website.

  • natewilliams+privatebanking@gmail.com
  • natewilliams+mywebsite@gmail.com
  • natewilliams+emailsite@gmail.com

No need to create new email addresses, all emails will end up going to your default email address example: natewilliams@gmail.com, but this will allow you to have different email addresses and also know if a site spams a specific email address you will know exactly which site is doing it. You can also set up filters in your email so that any email that comes from a specific email address can have a specific action

  • natewilliams+privatebanking@gmail.com --> flag this email
  • natewilliams+mywebsite@gmail.com --> delete this email
  • natewilliams+emailsite@gmail.com --> archive this email

note: some sites won't let you use "+" signs in the username, if that is the case just use your email address

Passwords

For passwords think of an algorithm that can be easily applied to all domain names. You will have to remember your algorithm, but once you know it , it will be easy to apply to any site and a lot easier to remember.

Here are some algorithm examples

  • first letter of site +"2m0nkey!5"+ number of vowels + third letter of web site + "215"
  • position of the  first vowel + "sHell02" +   last letter + "06" + second letter
  • number of letters + "t0mmy26"+ second to last letter + last vowel
  • etc

Examples

So if I am using the algorithm below, here would be my login information for each site

the position of the first vowel + "sHell02" + last letter + "06" + second letter

web site: www.privatebanking.com username: natewilliams+privatebanking@gmail.com password: 3sHell02g06r

web site: www.mywebsite.com username: natewilliams+mywebsite@gmail.com password: 4sHell02e06y

web site: www.emailsite.com username: natewilliams+emailsite@gmail.com password: 1sHell02e06m

Art In Use

Here are some ways my art has been used. Contact me to commission work.

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Rio Coffee

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Pentaward - Packaging for Rio Coffee receives Silver Award in the worldwide packaging design competition.

Agency: VOICE Art Direction / Design: Tom Crosby Illustration: Nate Williams

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Board Book

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written by Kate Riggs illustrated by Nate Williams

Here are a few images from the book :)

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Coffee Bean + Tea Leaf Mural

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Buttons and Magnets

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Urban Outfitters Pillows and Prints

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Monoblock Journals

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Denver Bookmobile

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Placemats

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Puzzle

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Hola Amiga Bags

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Ecojot Journals

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Little Monster Records

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French Shoes

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Blue Q Bags

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Olive

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Mara-mi Paper Products

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Billboard

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Hola Amiga Pillows

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Hola Amiga Pillows

Hola Amiga Pillow Design

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Anti Tobacco Poster

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