Fellow explorer-writer-layabout Colleen Wainwright, AKA The Communicatrix, asked if I’d like to contribute a wallpaper design for her latest give-till-it’s-awesome brainstorm 50 for 50. It’s a fundraiser to raise $50,000 in 50 days for LA-based non-profit WriteGirl by Colleen’s 50th birthday. WriteGirl mentors teen girls in self-expression and writing, which I think is a fine [...]
Over on my fake agency blog I have some design notes on the pretend “Seah Microcomputer” logo, including a look at whether it stacks up with other logos of that time period.
I’m on a home cooking streak, so on Thursday I thought I’d try making tacos. I bought everything I needed for about $7.00, enough raw ingredients for 2 or 3 meals, which seemed like a great deal to me! The only downside was the tendency for the tacos to explode upon contact with my mouth. [...]
I’m having a pretty good day. I have my checklists from yesterday (which I’ll post soon) and this got me through the morning with less fuss than usual. So I’m feeling ready to take on the first order of business for the day: design a logo. Yeah! Oh wait, I’m stuck. I feel the resistances [...]
SUMMARY: Dave buys a new typeface to use for his business identity and in his form design, because it makes him happier than stuffy old Helvetica Neue.
I recently received an email from someone asking how they too could become a Communication Designer like me… The short answer: decide one day that you are one and see if anyone buys it ;-) The longer answer may be interesting for those of you on a similar path of discovery.