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 …

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The Quickest Brand Identity Project I’ve Ever Completed

I designed the logo, website, and a social media theme TODAY in 8 hours. Now, I usually can't pull these types of miracles for my clients, so don't expect it! Also, fast doesn't always mean good, so be weary if someone will actually rush through such an important process. I had a lot of time …

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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" …

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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 …

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Do You Really Need a Degree To Succeed in Graphic Design?

In short...kind of. For people who are unfamiliar with the technology and processes of design -- from the artistic form to the technical know-how necessary to execute ideas -- going to school is one of THE best ways to learn. You have to choose your school carefully though. If you don't, you run the risk …

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