Cycling, Design, Diary, Freelancing, Running, Tech

Hired by Amazon, Moving to Seattle, Learning Ruby/Rails, And Other Good Things

It’s been a long while since I’ve updated here! As you may have noticed, my running is a bit off. Well, it’s like, super off. It’s so off that I’m sleeping with my running gear on so that when I get up tomorrow morning it’s the first thing I do! I’ve only logged 5 runs and 2 bike rides this…

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Design, Diary

Feeling Rather Tiny Today

I woke up from one of my infamous 10-minute-dream-flash naps and per my usual routine I scrolled through my timeline to find a (somewhat) ironically poetic mini-meme started my one of my favorite music artists, @ladysov. From the way I’ve been feeling as of late, it seemed eerily appropriate. I was once that young girl that felt so tiny and miniscule that…

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Design

Unleashing The Humble Artist Inside

For the most part I don’t really consider myself an artist. I think it’s because I’m jealous that real artists have talent. (Designers have talent too, I suppose. Just a different type of talent, a combinative talent of sorts.) Which then begs the question, what is the difference between art and design? I’ve entertained this conversation with a few close…

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Design

The Creative Process for Creatives Can Get Pretty Creative

Whoever says being creative is a natural process is pretty much lying. Creativity takes lots of energy, guts, emotions, and work. I’m one of the lucky few. I’m paid to be creative. When that happens and I don’t feel like I’m being creative enough, pandemonium ensues. (It’s all inside of my head at least. See “guilt” post for reference.) The paychecks,…

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Design

Empty Pursuits of Happiness?

A mutual friend, with whom I went to design school with, posted a great article on the endeavor to reconnect with his creativity by way of strategic unplugging. The thing about design is that the pursuit of a career in such a florid profession requires a LOT of passion. You have to love what you do, every minute that you’re…

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Design

A Design & Marketing Manifesto: Integrity in Practice

Design and marketing are very powerful at influencing public opinion and consumption patterns. When combined, they are a force to be reckoned with. To much of my chagrin, the world runs on emotion and money. Unfortunately there are people who are puppeteering the show, pulling at the purse strings of an ignorant public that unknowingly buys into the continuous, flighting,…

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