Perspiration & Contemplation 04/30

Well it’s been a while since I’ve written everything. To be honest, I’ve hardly even thought about it. The times that my prolific lacking would pop into my mind, it would be completely overshadowed by the monumental sized pile of … Continue reading

The Difference Between Web Presence & Web Experience 02/25

There once was a simpler time in advertising—back when there weren’t Ferbies, generic Ferbies, and every other creepy kids toy. The market wasn’t insanely saturated and in need of constant promotion just to avoid a slow death. How about a … Continue reading

Should Designers Know Code? 02/14

Have you ever noticed that in many a Nintendo game, Mr. Mario himself tends to have the jack of all stats? That glorious man and his mustache seem to be all around decent at everything. Making him a solid competitor … Continue reading

King Content & Queen Context 01/31

Everyone talks about how content is king. And it is. As hard as it can be for some young designers to admit, the design process can’t happen until content decisions are made. For some in design, the word content basically … Continue reading

3 Ways to Iterate Toward a Better Web Design 01/22

The real world of design isn’t a series of brilliant spectacles and perfect first tries. There’s struggle, strife and stress. Those rare moments of inspiration will come but don’t get used to it. Instead be thrilled by the chase. Eventually … Continue reading

How to Treat Chronic Procrastinitus 01/14

I grew up listening to a story series on cassette tape called The Adventures in Odyssey. The thrilling audio stories kept my sister and me totally captured in the back seat on our family road trips. I honestly don’t remember … Continue reading

1 Second Everyday of 2013 01/11

I can honestly say that this has been one of the most impactful years of my life. My second year graduated from college, going from working at an ad agency to full-time freelancing. An amazing collection of happenings and lessons … Continue reading

Avoiding Design Trends 01/10

“Because advertising and marketing is an art, the solution to each new problem or challenge should begin with a blank canvas and an open mind, not with the nervous borrowings of other people’s mediocrities.” Strong words from George Lois. That … Continue reading

Design with Authenticity 01/06

Culture likes to amplify the traits of it’s major influencers. Character’s like Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Stephen Colbert and Barack Obama are heroized or villainized based on their latest behavior. These extremes cause such polarizing views on the famous. One … Continue reading

A Freelance Designer’s Favorite Subscription Services 01/02

As my first year of freelancing is coming to a close in February, I am thinking about the things I was googling my first few days. I am always on the look out for more tools that will become invaluable … Continue reading