Every year I wish I could send a list of all the cool stuff I find to people who buy me gifts. I also wish I could get all these things for other geeky designers that I know. But if you have a designer, or creative in your life that you are stuck on and don’t know what to get them, I’m here for you. Whether it’s a friend or
For those of you who don’t know, in addition to this blog, I also do a weekly design tip on YouTube as well as a weekly podcast called, Design Speaks. In this podcast my co-host asks me about design-related things that she wants to know more about or understand better. It’s my job to explain things like ideating, or what is a design element. In thinking about topics over the
I’m often asked by local fellow designers, “how do you know about all these things?” Or “you’re always doing something cool, where do you find this stuff?” Michelle and I talked in episode 12 of the Design Speaks Podcast about some ways a designer can grow, one of which is never stop learning and don’t settle. So how do you do this? Well, one of the main ways is to
We all have our favorite websites or design books that we use and go back to over and over again. I wanted to share (briefly), some of my workhorse design books. No matter what project I’m working on, I come back to these books over and over again to get my creative juices flowing. So here they are!
About a week ago I had the opportunity to attend the ADDY awards and was shocked to have won three (two silver and one Albuquerque 30) for some posters I designed. I have to confess that I’m sort of a strange creature when it comes to anything competitive. Whether it’s sports or design or anything in between, I am super competitive. That’s not the strange part however.