DOWN TO BUSINESS : SELLING YOURSELF


I’ve been doing a lot of exercises lately on finding that unique thing that sets me apart, my selling point if you will. Over the past few months I’ve talked to Jess Lively, taken an eCourse with Braid Creative (I […]

DOWN TO BUSINESS : STICKING TO TIMELINES


Happy Friday! Nick and I are going to a Lake Geneva tomorrow to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary! It’s amazing how fast this year has gone by, I can’t believe it. Today I want to talk a little about […]

BOOKMARKED : PHOTOSHOP GRIDS


I just came across this site that has downloadable PSD grid templates for all different digital design scenarios; iPads, email & several desktop cases. It’s a great starting place for web design and understanding how the grid changes from one […]

DOWN TO BUSINESS : A CONCEPT & A TREND


In the past couple of weeks I’ve come across a few entertaining articles and info graphics that poke fun at “hipster” and “hardcore” logos (here, here & here). I have to say, sometimes when I see some of the newest […]

DOWN TO BUSINESS : REINVEST


Another new column today! After hearing your feedback I’m really excited to get this one started, “Down to Business”. This is where I’ll talk about different topics that have to do with running a small business and any advice I […]

DOWN TO BUSINESS : A JACK OF ALL TRADES


Happy Friday! My college professor shared an article this week that really caught my attention. It discusses the role of a designer as a generalist. This is someone who can do everything; design, develop, write, etc., and how it plays […]

DOWN TO BUSINESS : SAYING NO


As a creative person, it’s easy to want to take on everything, but is everything the right fit for you? The ideal client should be¬†appreciative of the creative process, enthusiastic, and most importantly, enjoyable to work with. Obviously this doesn’t […]

BOOKMARKED : MUSIC PHILOSOPHY


I stumbled across Music Philosophy years ago as I was browsing through inspiration. A creative at Mother London started this project where he posts regular typographic posters of different music quotes. It’s been really fun watching the progression of his […]

BOOKMARKED : THE FWA


The FWA is one of my favorite sites to check out the latest and greatest in web design. They feature a different site daily so there is always something new and innovative to look at. This Diesel site is one […]