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Design Flashback

I saved all of my college design projects. The closet in my old bedroom at my parents’ house is filled with them. And during a recent visit, I found a particularly interesting one. This is the project – A toy, made of paper, with the design dependent on the...

5 ways to dump a creative slump

Creative slumps. We all get them. We get stuck on one idea, or feel void of new ideas. Often we just sit and wallow in our lack of creativity, but there are many ways to get out of a creative slump. Here are 5 ways that work for me. Look at great creative. Get up from...

Adventures in Swiss Design

Design. Design is everywhere. It can be found in the mugs from which we drink our morning coffee. It’s evident in the packages we choose at the grocery store. And for me, it influences many aspects of my life. The way I organize. The jewelry I make. My illustration...

Do I need a design system?

And btw, what is a design system? I’ll begin to answer those questions with a question.  Does your business or service produce marketing or communication materials? If the answer is “yes,” then you need a design system.  A design system is a...

Vintage Typography and Design

Aaaah…vacations. We all need them to relax and reenergize. I also need them to get inspired, often through the combination of nature AND city. So what could be better than a road trip through state and national parks with city lodging along the...