Recently, I had the opportunity to work on a new logo design for a small yoga practice. I decided to document the experience from beginning to end in a two-part series, with some commentary peppered through out to give a peek into a designers process for creating what is arguably the most important (certainly ubiquitous) design element of a brand’s identity.
Creating a simple blog can be easy. Setup doesn’t take too much work — especially if you go with a pre-designed template and a user-friendly content management system (CMS) like WordPress. Creating a well conceived, optimized blog, on the other hand? Not so simple. This is Part Two in a three-part series on my adventures in creating, launching […]
I recently had the opportunity to work on a new logo design for a small yoga practice. (FYI: Office yoga lessons are a great way to start the brand identity conversation.) I decided to document the experience from beginning to end in a two-part series, with some commentary peppered through out to give a peek into a designers process for creating what is arguably the most important (certainly ubiquitous) design element of a brand’s identity.
Last Christmas, my sister and brother-in-law bought me a web domain. Then, like most good Christmas presents, I promptly forgot about it for over a year. But in February — when my hosting company politely reminded me that I needed to renew my subscription plan — I started thinking about it again, and decided that […]
Logos. They’re everywhere we are. Maybe we don’t think we pay too much attention to them. But some of our more ubiquitous brands’ logos have gone through both major and subtle design overhauls — for better or worse. Here are a few examples. Identity crisis. Xerox is a steady, solid brand — we all know the company; […]
So yeah, this article probably isn’t very good really…There are probably a million other articles 10 times better…Umm…So, yeah. Sorry… What you should be reading instead is The Atlantic magazine’s audacious new story “The Confidence Gap.” According to the article, evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men — and that to succeed, confidence […]
As projects ramp up and we all race to deliver on deadlines, often my impulse is to shift into high gear and speed up as well. But then my intuition kicks me and says hey, slow it down — knowing that in the end, it will pay off. Slow down to go faster. This is how I […]
We see words and read text everyday — any of you design nerds ever wonder what makes up the anatomy of a letter? There is a standard set of terms to describe the parts of a character. These terms, and the parts of the letter they represent, are often referred to as “letter anatomy” and what […]