Designers are born with an identity crisis—it’s the nature of all we desire to be and do. We are strategists, implementers in any media or form and successful entrepreneurs. We want a seat at the CEO’s table when business decisions are made, to hold our own in an argument with the McKinsey consultant, to understand [...]
Finally, a USB cable with a thoughtful design. These suckers can be tricky to pull out of a port if for some reason you’ve slippery fingers…
Sport talk cheat sheet.
“Madame, it took me my entire life.” – Pablo Picasso A lot of my friends are familiar with this line of the popular exchange between Picasso and one of his clients. Lesson learned? Have confidence in your talent; as commercial artists, our experience is undermined on a regular basis. Know your worth and kick an [...]
Traditional Media Have you ever heard of the phrase “above/below the fold”? This term is historically related to a design practice in newspaper printing that ensured featured content was placed toward the top of an oversized sheet of the publication paper. Once the paper was folded in half and stacked, the paper would then present to readers [...]
This video does a great job of putting it all into perspective.
“A great logo is not about what one likes or dislikes. It’s about what works.” – Brad Wieners One of the toughest challenges I’ve encountered in brand development is convincing my client that their mark is not about them. What? Correct. The goal is to create a memorable piece that represents the client’s message, culture, [...]
I’ve been working through a virus for almost a full week and I’ve learned some things: 1) Gurgling salt water gets rid of that crazy throat tickle that makes a person cough uncontrollably. 2) Puffs facial tissue is magic. I went through an entire box in three days without the slightest irritation to my skin. [...]