Truck Yard

The front of the Truck Yard in Dallas.

When I visit Dallas Texas one of my favorite places to grab a cold beer from is Truck Yard located in Lower Greenville. Take a trailer park, beer garden, food truck corral, and a live music venue smash them together with some authentic Texas flavor and you got the Truck Yard.

The walkway of the Truck Yard

The best thing about this place is it feels like you’re hanging out at buddy’s house opposed to a lame ass cookie cutter sports bar. In the trailer park style beer garden they have lawn chairs, picnic tables, and truck beds for people to sit at while enjoying food from the rotating selection of local food trucks or a delicious cheese steak from Steak Me Home Tonight.

Beer garden at the Truck Yard

Trailer park visuals, amazing food, great beer selection, and overall relaxed vibes are why this has become one of my all time favorites. If you find yourself in Dallas and want to grab some brews, grub, and listen to live music definitely head to the Truck Yard.


Climb So iLL

Climber on the Elite Wall at Climb So iLL.

Something I’ve realized about being a designer is that I’m always noticing the attention to detail in the everyday world. While I was on a weekend get away in St. Louis last week I did some rock climbing at Climb So iLL. From the friendly employees at the pro-shop to the design of the Walltopia climbing walls the facility is being executed with details in mind.

Josh Woods on the bouldering Eye Wall at Climb So iLL.

The climbing gym is located in the historic district inside a beautiful old power plant building. Climb So iLL did an amazing job of retaining the industrial character of the building while making one of the most contemporary and aesthetically pleasing climbing gyms in the country.

Rob Anderson on the 60 degree training wall at Climb So iLL.

Underneath all the photogenic visuals is a world class climbing gym. The 55ft. rope wall, bouldering eye wall, and training area are prefect for people at all skill levels to focus on having fun and becoming strong climbers. So if you’re ever in St. Louis I highly suggest stopping by Climb So iLL to experience this world class visual packed gym first hand.


Circles Conference 2014

Last week I attended the Circles Conference in Dallas, Texas. Circles is a creative conference that has established creative professionals tell their stories and give insights on how to improve the design world. The conference is mainly focused towards graphic designers, which was perfect for me.

circles conference 2014 name badge

The conference was stacked with elite designers like Heads of State, Doug Bowman, Josh Higgins, and many more.

cool theater sigh

The diversity of the speakers and attendees is what truly made Circles really special for me. Also, there was plenty of opportunities to network with other creatives within the two days of the conference.

Circles Conference mugs

All speakers had amazing stories and even better advice. At the end of the conference I had well over half a notebook full of priceless notes.

Circles Conference 2014 stage

The organizers seriously hit it out of the park with the little details. Everything from the venue location to the awesomely rad swag bags. Circles Conference was really amazing and I’m already looking forward to next year!





Launch Day

Rocket Launch

Today is the official launch of my personal website S14Rob.com. The site’s main objective is to showcase my body of work and to be a gateway for people to contact me through. Initially the site began as a very basic static page but I quickly realized that wasn’t the correct solution at all. With the first idea scrapped I started from scratch and went for the dynamic route. This allows me to spend more time creating and posting projects instead of hardcoding every little change.

S14Rob.com is a responsive website.

Also this is a responsive website to give viewers the best experience no matter what device they are viewing it from. It’s been a long time coming to get to this point with countless late nights. So enjoy looking over the website and be sure to stop by often to check out various updates and blog posts!



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