Contracts have a bad reputation, but over the years I have developed a bizarre fondness for contracts that is a little out of the ordinary. Nearly every negative project experience I have had has been due to a badly written contract that is missing key components that would save the client and myself time, money […]
There is a certain direction you expect in life. A momentum that pulls you and guides you forward on your journey toward the future you expect and plan for. Then one day the realization hits, a pile of bricks—an anvil to the head—this is not working. It is time for a change. It’s time […]
Color is the love and bane of many designers. Color is antagonized over and perfected. The differences between RGB, CMYK, and PMS all thought through with great care. A good designer knows how to pick color. They know the ins and outs of creating fantastic palettes that draw the eye, evoke emotions, and convert the […]
Apple’s unveiling of the much-anticipated iOS7 has brought forth a slew of commentary from all around the web. From Erik Spiekermann’s violent dislike for the use of Helvetica Thin to Khoi Vinh of Subtraction’s more moderate and reserved wait-and-see attitude no one can keep their mouth shut about this particular Apple release—including me. So the […]
Know Your Dashes Nothing annoys a graphic designer more (other than, perhaps, the use of double spaces at the start of a sentence) than the improper use of hyphens, en-dashes, and em-dashes. In fact, many people including those working in the field of graphic design, marketing, and advertising forget—or never learn—the finer differences between these […]
I have been on a mini drawing spree lately. Ok, maybe not quite a spree but more than my usual quota of drawings per month. Today I am uploading a few of my most recent doodling adventures. Three semi-creepy kids. This drawing was inspired by my 3-year-old cousin Lila. She was attacking cookies with […]
A little Valentine’s day dip into lettering with one of my favorite RuPaul quotes of all time.
This February I have made it my goal to get to doodling, drawing, and otherwise expressing that fantastical and artistic side of myself that often gets neglected in the push-me-pull-me world of real life. And so we begin with not just one but three doodles! Let us hope I can keep up this chain of […]
Sometimes you just need a hug. And, although there is nothing better than a family member or friend, even an internet-hug from a stranger can bring a smile to your face and brighten up your day just a little more. So, check out thenicestplaceontheinter.net, gain a hug, and feel just a little bit brighter.
I’m jumping on the bandwagon and falling in love with “Gangnam Style.” Only, Being the nerd I am, I have to love the Trekkie-tastic version sung entirely in Klingon. You know you love it!