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Summer Reading

What if summer reading wasn’t trashy but fun, but wonderful reads that were wonderful all the way through? […]

Bad Advice

I was thinking about advice the other day, and thinking about when it doesn’t help. I was at […]

A Language for Design Problems

[T]here are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is […]

A small manifesto for design

Disclaimer: I have made digital products for over ten years in a variety of roles, from the formal […]

Working the Canvas, Reworking our Process

When I was in art school, one of the most important ideas I learned was called “working the canvas.” It meant never spending too much time on one area, but continually moving from one part to the next, so you are slowly building up a complete picture. You can see it in the movie below taken from the nifty ipad app Brushes, that lets you make a film of your painting creation process.


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A Letter to the Newly Minted Designer

 “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing” Archilochus   You just graduated. Or maybe you have a […]

Advice on Writing From Everybody

Okay, maybe not everybody, I’ve been reading a lot about writing, when not reading fairy tales (I’m working on a […]