Holiday Gifts for Designers

Holiday Gifts for Designers

Designers can be difficult to get gifts for and there are only a few days left to have them in time for the holidays! Here are fifteen of my picks for those creative types. I have included a variety presents in all price ranges and shipping options. 1 Gary Hustwit’s...
Designing for Yourself

Designing for Yourself

Designing for myself is something that I have struggled with my entire design career. Currently, I have my three personal projects that I have designed for myself. My portfolio website, my “grog log” website Mai Tai Across America, and most recently the invites and a...
Halloween costumes in the workplace

Halloween costumes in the workplace

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. My fiancé and I love to decorate and dress up in costume for the holiday. I also enjoy bringing the celebration of halloween to the workplace. But first there are some considerations to take into account before...
Finding creativity in new places

Finding creativity in new places

This summer I had two moves happen in my life. One major move, my fiance and I buying a condo. And one minor move, of moving cubicles with in the office. Both come with their own benefits and obstacles. I strived to keep these moves from interrupting my work and...
Tiki Room Drummer Project

Tiki Room Drummer Project

Awhile back I wrote about the benefits of having a side project, well here is the finished side project I have been working on for the past year. Two animatronic Disney Enchanted Tiki Room drummers. Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a big fan of Disney and tiki...
Cloud Drive Roundup

Cloud Drive Roundup

Cloud drives are a great convenience, especially for those like me who divide their work between the office and home. For years I struggled to find a file syncing solution between work and home computers. I tried CDs, external hard drives, and USB thumb drives or...
Benefits of having a side project

Benefits of having a side project

Having a side project has many benefits. Creative work can ebb and flow, and let’s face it there are those time when work can get monotonous and boring. Side projects can be an outlet when those times arise. Creative Outlet You have complete creative freedom on your...
Checklist for Front-end Style Guides

Checklist for Front-end Style Guides

A style guide is important because it makes for a cohesive application and helps adhere to brand standards. Teams can grow and change along the way and when new people come onto the project they have a quick reference to go to for all design questions. With one of my...