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Clients, Design Concept/Ideas, Inspiration, Uncategorized

What is this ‘Design Myth’ thing?

A few years ago, after one too many ‘things’ related to my work as a designer got under my skin and frustrated me, I resolved to find the common theme and discover how to overcome this frustration I was experiencing. The common theme was that people who aren’t designers don’t understand design, designers and the […]

Conferences, Design Concept/Ideas, Responsive Web Design, The Design Process, Travel

An Event Apart: Faster Design Decisions with Style Tiles

At An Event Apart – Austin 2013, Samantha Warren shared about her new idea: Style Tiles. Here are my take-aways: Design is art without clients – and in-house designers still have clients Creating 3 fixed-width pixel-perfect Photoshop comps encourages ‘Frankencomps’ – where client will request pieces of each to be put together to make a […]

Design Concept/Ideas, Inspiration, Someone Once Said...

Dieter Rams once said…

Question everything generally thought to be obvious —Dieter Rams For me, right now, this means – rethink all of my design tendencies. For example: Is Helvetica right for this project too? Does this website need to be centered (margin: 0 auto; for the web nerds)? Do buttons need  rounded corners and a gradient? In your […]

Design Concept/Ideas, Graphic Design, Someone Once Said...

Good design is….

Recently, I came across Dieter Rams’ ten principles of good design. I didn’t even know who Dieter Rams was – but assumed that he was surely a graphic designer, based on his definition of good design (and maybe the glasses). I was wrong! (which proves good design is transcendent) Dieter Rams is an industrial designer […]

Design Concept/Ideas, Photo of the Moment, Photography

Line and Shape in Nature

These photos are a result of a photo exercise I took on. I recently read on a blog that at some point, photographers should try this: Go to a location, whether it’s indoors or outdoors, and spend 15 minutes there. Spend the first 10 minutes observing your surroundings. Don’t put the camera to your eye […]