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April 23, 2014

1000 Miles for 1000 People: Two creatives and their bikes will make a difference

For the past five years, my good friend Brian MacDonald, from Wonderkind Studios, and I have traveled to Africa in order to understand extreme poverty and the burden poverty places on the world's most vulnerable people.

Topics: Topics: Managing Design, Product Design, Professional Development, Random, Studio Secrets

April 9, 2014

Letting Business Cards Tell the Story: .

Truth be told, I'm a bit of a hoarder, and one thing I hoard in very small, very select ways are business cards.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Design Reference, Environmental Design, Pattern & Palette, Product Design, Professional Development, Profiles, Self-Promotion

April 4, 2014

Deconstructing Product Design: O-Series Scissors

When it comes to everyday items, we aren't always aware of reasons behind aesthetic choices.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Packaging, Product Design

March 20, 2014

Creatively Curious: Patterns

The whole idea of creating things using digital work flows has always fascinated me.

Topics: Topics: Color, Fashion, Handmade, Pattern & Palette, Product Design, Professional Development

March 10, 2014

Overlooked: For The Dogs

As was mentioned in the breakthrough "We're For Dogs" television commercial by Los Angeles-based advertising agency TBWAChiatDay for Pedigree's "Dogs Rule" campaign, there should be an international holiday for dogs to celebrate their contribution to the quality of life on earth.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Packaging, Product Design, Type

February 10, 2014

Overlooked: Typographic Relationships

Long before the design world was rocked in early 2014 by the news that the love was lost and Hoefler & Frere-Jones were breaking up, another superstar typographic duo had, quite literally, thrown it all away.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Packaging, Product Design, Profiles, Random, Type

January 21, 2014

Typography: Essentials: 5 Ways to Use the Letter

Using Letter as Form Each letter is a shape unto itself, a shape that may serve as an illustration, as an icon, as a vessel, or as a graphic focal point, apart from its meaning as an alphabetic unit.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Design Reference, Layouts, Pattern & Palette, Product Design, Type

January 13, 2014

Design Bully: The Art of Cookware

I love to cook. I sometimes love it more than actually eating the food I've made.

Topics: Topics: Branding Identity, Color, Product Design