My Journal

Custom notebooks for Adorama's Create No Matter What campaign
By creatives, for creatives When Adorama reaches out to create a custom notebook, I'm always happy to comply. This time around we created a special edition for their #createnomaterwhat campaign, inspiring creatives everywhere to share wonderful things with the world. This...
Interview with Art Supply Posse
I had the pleasure of telling the story of Dapper Notes, and lots of other tales on the Art Supply Posse podcast. It was a blast talking stationery and going off on many tangents. Go give it a listen:   Also available for...
New Video: Making a Hardcover Journal Step-By-Step
New Video! Over the last few months I've experimented with a variety of styles to fine-tune a journal that feels just right. There are ten new designs launching December 2018, all inspired by my generous friend Maggie Enterrios, who is also the designer of the...
Making a Dapper Notes Pocket Notebook
If you ever wondered what goes into making Dapper Notes, I filmed and edited a look into the full step-by-step process, from fabric roll to packaged notebook. Every edition is made a little differently, and I normally do some parts...
2017 Lookback, #typewipe Edition
 2017 was a wild year in many respects. Before it began I decided to make Dapper Notes my main focus, and at years' end I'm happy to say that all my efforts have paid off. I: Redesigned the main Dapper Notes site Announced nine...
Gift Wrap Your Dapper Notes with Printer Paper
When you need to gift a pocket notebook or few, all you need is: standard-sized printer paper, scissors, and tape. That's it! Watch the step-by-step video to wrap your notebooks perfectly every time, and use these templates as your guide. You...
The Making of Summer of Sketching Notebooks
New Video! The ninth edition of Dapper Notes was made in collaboration with Eric Friedensohn, to celebrate Summer of Sketching. While constructing the notebooks, Eric shot a lot of behind-the-scenes footage, and compiled it all into this one-minute, delightful video. If you...
Enonspiration 16
This is the 16th installment of #enonspiration, where I share people who inspire me. Go check them out and show them some well-deserved love: @lantru  Lan’s illustrations appear simple at first glance, but theres oh so much depth in every...
How Dapper Notes Are Made
Well, this isn't the step-by-step how to make Dapper Notes from scratch. It's a video! For the sixth edition, The Runner, I filmed my process of putting together the notebooks from start to finish, and cut the clips into a...
Making the First Set of Notebooks
This video is from when Dapper Notes were first made, at a time when they weren't yet called Dapper Notes (more on that here). Enjoy this behind-the-scenes process video, and a glimpse into the first video I ever edited:  ...