About Clay Konnor

Clay Konnor is a digital strategist, UX and creative director in Milwaukee, WI with over 20 years experience in UX & UI design.

NAMM 2006 – Introducing the Akai EWI 4000s

I was fortunate enough to work with Akai Professional as part of the beta team for the Akai EWI (Electronic Woodwind Instrument) 4000s, an incredible wind synthesizer controller. The EWI 4000s is the fourth generation of EWI and has some very unique features including a built-in analog modeled synth. No longer does the EWI [...]

By | November 18th, 2014|Music|0 Comments

painting with light – march 30, 2014

They said he painted with light. Here’s the thing though, you can’t paint with light; you have to paint with, well, paint. Anyone who is familiar with Johannes Vermeer’s paintings, however, understands what is being said here. He is renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his [...]

By | March 30th, 2014|The Evening Email|0 Comments

the first man in space – december 31, 2013

There are certain people in history that have changed things forever by virtue of being the first to do something of significance. Yuri Gagarin was one of those people. For centuries pundits, scientists and philosophers alike have formulated theories of what the world must look like from space. Until the 6th Century BC every [...]

By | December 31st, 2013|The Evening Email|0 Comments

some higher plan – march 30, 2013

Another 8 x 10” envelope arrived today, the last in a series of ten. The contents of this envelope are of no surprise. Another college has accepted my daughter Chloe, making for ten of ten. The list reads like a who’s who of design schools in the country. She has worked hard and has [...]

By | March 30th, 2013|The Evening Email|0 Comments

opening closed doors – february 28, 2013

The following evening email is not written by me but rather a long-time recipient of evening emails, my daughter Chloe. This is the transcript of her senior speech as she approaches graduation from University School. I sat in the crowd that day not knowing what I would hear her present to the school body. [...]

By | February 28th, 2013|The Evening Email|0 Comments

the goldberg variations – november 26, 2012

Have you heard The Goldberg Variations? They are one of the more fascinating compositions within classical music. Written by Bach in 1741, it is a body of work that has remained tremendously popular within the classical idiom despite its length of 80 or so minutes and is one of very few compositions that was [...]

By | November 26th, 2012|The Evening Email|0 Comments

it’s all that way – march 30, 2012

Dave had a new, almost permanent feature by this time.  A toothy smile that he had developed somewhere between now and the time I last saw him when he packed his meager belongings, most of it musical gear, into his humble car and made the three day road trip from Racine, Wisconsin to what would [...]

By | March 30th, 2012|The Evening Email|0 Comments

YouTube: Thinking inside the (search) box.

Optimizing for the world’s second largest search engine. With the news spreading fast that YouTube is now the second most used search engine on the Internet many folks are re-thinking a few things from the search perspective. The obvious message: people love video. Let’s start with the most obvious message this news brings us [...]

By | November 19th, 2011|Digital Marketing|0 Comments