Newsletter #16: Wall Art Evolution

Newsletter #16: Wall Art Evolution

January 2018 When Judith called and asked if I could create a large piece of corporate-themed art for the lobby of a downtown building, I thought of saying, “Yes,” but instead opted for “Ha! Yes!” It’s important to keep consistent with your branding, even if it makes...
Newsletter #15: An Inspector Calls

Newsletter #15: An Inspector Calls

February 2016 See how-to video by clicking here A Tale of Two Drawings, but Mostly One Since so much of what I do is design, it can be hard for me to remember I’m also an illustrator. It’s like when you eat cereal for every meal and someone shoves a papaya in your...
Newsletter #14: Playing With the Queen of Questions

Newsletter #14: Playing With the Queen of Questions

February 2015 Saved by the Sleeve! When someone called Sylvia, the inventor of Inquiry Cards, “the Queen of Questions,” a light went off in my head. Or on in my head. I can’t tell the difference. The light said: why not make a playing card, with her as the queen? I...
Newsletter #13: Clothing Your Clip Art

Newsletter #13: Clothing Your Clip Art

January 2015 When Modest HAS to be Hottest What could be more sexy than personal finance software? Well, everything, of course. But if you’re enticing buyers with a free Hawaiian vacation, you might think it’s okay to shed a layer or two. You might think wrong,...
Newsletter #12: Oh, My Deck!

Newsletter #12: Oh, My Deck!

January 2014 or: Making an 18-year project in 3 weeks Eighteen years ago, Sylvia Nibley had an idea for a card deck. There were already a preponderance of decks out there—tarot and the like—but none of them prompted users to find the answers to Life, the...
Newsletter #11: Your Role in Getting Good Design

Newsletter #11: Your Role in Getting Good Design

May 2013 Step 1: Don’t be an engineer. In case you missed the subhead: don’t be an engineer. Actually, you can be one, you just can’t act like one and expect to get good design at a reasonable price. Don’t get me wrong; some of my best friends are engineers. And that...